Soldier or Civilian, I’m Living a Life of Service

Ed. Note: This summer, we launched the Powell Center in Washington program. Ten CCNY students are sharing housing in Washington, D.C., as they intern at organizations like the Center for American Progress, Powell Tate, the Washington Center, and in government offices such as the U.S. Department of State and the Office of Legislative Affairs. We've asked them to give us updates on their experiences and consider their own personal stake in the work. We will be posting their responses throughout the coming weeks. Our first post comes from Samuel Innocent, who is interning at the National Disability Rights Network. ]

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Learning about Professional Development in Washington, DC

For Colin Powell Leadership Fellow Beau Lancaster, serving as an intern at the Partnership for Public Service in Washington, DC, was an opportunity to practice communicating professionally in the workplace, while still being himself.

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From the Field: Simone Gordon Shares Her Experience as an Intern in the Distict of Columbia Public Schools

Working in the nation’s capital - one of the country’s most diverse and highly watched school districts - I have had the opportunity to learn and contribute to the work of managing an urban school district. Through the Urban Educators Leadership Initiative Program (UELIP) I have spent the last three months interning in the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) Central Office. It is great, as a future educator, to witness how reforms are made at the district level and then communicated and implemented at the school level.

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