Seniors Venture to Washington D.C. for Summer Internships
This summer, seniors Madison Grinder, Whitney Jordan, and Caitlin Robinson participated in internships at St. Albans School of Public Service in Washington, D.C., through our Hutchison Leads program.
After Madison met Hutchison alumna Perry Pidgeon Hooks '75 during the National Alumnae Board visit this past spring, Perry encouraged the girls to contact her once they were in D.C. And they did just that! In addition to participating in their internship duties, Madison and Caitlin went with Perry to meet with members of The Wing, an all-female network with the mission of professional, civic, social, and economic advancement of women. There they learned about how The Wing seeks to create new opportunities, ideas, and conversations that will lead to greater mobility and prosperity for women.
Madison reflected upon her time in D.C.: “My time at St. Albans School of Public Service opened so many new doors for me and really opened my eyes to how powerful service can be. Along with getting to debate ethical and political dilemmas through case study analysis, my favorite part of the program was speaking with a number of influential women and men in the D.C. area, such as Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan and Michael Leiter, former director of the National Counterterrorism Center. The people I met and connections I made have further supported and developed my passion for serving others locally and globally.”