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UGA’s Honors Internship Program selects summer 2010 participants

Athens, Ga. – Thirteen University of Georgia undergraduates enrolled in the Honors Program have been selected to participate in the Honors Internship Program during summer 2010.With placements in Washington, D.C., New York and Savannah, these students work 40 hours a week as interns in congressional offices, executive agencies, non-profit organizations, law firms, media companies and think tanks.

“This year’s Honors Program interns are sure to make excellent ambassadors of UGA,” said Maria de Rocher, coordinator of Honors Programming. “Throughout the rigorous interview process, they proved to be exceptionally bright and motivated. I look forward to hearing about their accomplishments this summer and how the work shapes their career choices.”

The interns, who can receive academic credit towards their degree programs, receive $3,000 to $4,000 stipends to offset living and travel expenses. UGA alumni living in the area also serve as mentors and host academic enrichment events for participants during the eight-week program.

Second- and third-year Honors students, who have academically outstanding records and exemplify leadership potential from campus and community activities, are eligible to apply. Applications for summer 2011 must be submitted to the Honors Program by Oct. 22.

For more information on the Honors Internship Program, contact Maria de Rocher at

The 2010 participants are:

Name / Hometown / Major(s) / Internship Placement

New York Internship Program

Sarah Wonn / Vidalia / health promotion and behavior / Greater New York Hospital Association

Tracy Yang / Macon / anthropology / Greater New York Hospital Association

Savannah Internship Program

Laura Wynn / Dunwoody / German, international business / U.S. Attorney’s Office

Washington, D.C., Internship Program

Caroline Burlingame / New Orleans, La. / finance / Office of Sen. Johnny Isakson

Courtney Foster / Greensboro, N.C. / international affairs / Office of Rep. Hank Johnson

Isha Ghodke / Norcross / public relations / Office of Rep. John Barrow

Lauren Hook / Peachtree City / international affairs / Voice of America-TV to Africa

Caitlin McKibben / Bremen / international affairs, religion / Center for International Trade and Security

Molly Newsome / Washington, Ga. / history, anthropology / Office of Rep. Jack Kingston

Rachel Pocock / Atlanta / psychology / McKenna Long and Aldridge

Briana Randall / Macon / marketing / National Geographic Society-Communications

Matthew Sellers / Perry / English / National Association of Counties

Sophie Winkler / Roswell / political science, finance / National Association of Counties