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Berry IOP Awards Spring 2023 Internship Scholarships

Five students awarded scholarships to support their public service internships.

The Frederick E. Berry Institute of Politics (Berry IOP) is pleased to announce the recipients of our Spring 2023 Public Service Internship Scholarships. These scholarships are awarded to students pursuing internships in politics and public service. Internships provide students the opportunity to gain first-hand experiences, develop skills, and explore their career interests. However, internships in these fields are often unpaid or underpaid which makes it challenging for students to pursue them. The Berry IOP awards these scholarships to create entry points and break down barriers for all students interested in pursuing careers in politics and public service.

Through a competitive process, students are selected based on their ability to connect the internship to public service and to articulate how this internship will support their professional goals. For the spring of 2023, the Berry IOP awarded the following five students with a Public Service Internship Scholarship of $2,500. 


Christine Belitsky

Major: Political Science and History

Internship: Congressman Seth Moulton’s District Office


Kasey Blume

Major: Master of Social Work

Internship: Somerville Police Department’s Community, Outreach, Help, and Recovery (COHR)


Nisha Noor

Major: Master of Social Work

Internship: Legislative & Political Advocacy Intern with the National Association of Social Workers, Massachusetts Chapter (NASW-MA)


Laura Swindell

Major: Geography & Sustainability

Internship: Public Accountability Initiative (PAI)


Jennifer Uchendu

Major: Healthcare Studies 

Internship: Boys and Girls Club of Greater Salem


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