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CED graduate student wins virtual internship with US State Department

Matthew Nahrstedt, a graduate student in the environmental planning and design program at UGA’s College of Environment and Design, was accepted into the Virtual Student Foreign Service eInternship program. He will be working with the U.S. Department of State’s Overseas Buildings Operations Bureau, which directs worldwide overseas diplomatic building programs.

The internship, while virtual, will be in the Master Planning Division researching foreign cities. The division manages the master planning of diplomatic facilities throughout their lifecycles. Its activities include site acquisition planning, expansion of existing compounds, redevelopment and relocation planning.

Nahrstedt grew up in St. Peters, Missouri, and attended the University of Kansas in Lawrence, where he studied architecture and environmental studies. He spent three years in Peru as an environmental management volunteer with the Peace Corps before coming to UGA.