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I was the events intern for the Brookings Institution, a leading think tank in the heart of Washington, D.C. I worked full-time (40+ hours a week) helping to plan panels and lectures at Brookings. Some favorite speakers of mine were Madeleine Albright,  Susan Glasser and Glenn Thrush. I also pitched to the Brookings Blog.

 Read my blog post below.


The force behind the Forces: New survey data on American military families

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My Role

Because of Brookings policy, interns are not allowed to be named as authors for blog posts, even if they wrote a post in its entirety. They are instead listed as "contributors" at the end of the page. In my case, I reported and wrote this blog post. It was lightly edited by Amanda Waldron, and therefore, is under her name. 

Synopsis

Blue Star Families is an NGO dedicated to supporting military spouses and children. They shared their annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey findings along with a keynote from Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning.