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The Clinton Foundation
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Skylar Korek

Major: Psychology (Neuro)
Minor: N/A
Hometown: Scarsdale, NY

How did you learn about this opportunity?

I found The Clinton Foundation through a mutual friend, and read up about the organization online. After doing some research I applied on the website and got the internship.

Tell us a little bit about your experience.

At The Clinton Foundation I learned a lot. My assignments included researching various topics regarding global health, economic and workforce development, sustainability and an array of other topics on the world’s largest issues. I met some extraordinary people at the foundation, and built a great network while there.

How did this experience impact you academically?

The Clinton Foundation helped me to prioritize my workload. On any given day at the Foundation I would have between one and 10 assignments. Clearly, getting 10 large assignments done in an eight hour work day is near impossible, so I learned how to prioritize my tasks. I also learned a great amount on how a large philanthropic organization is run. Lastly, I was expected to deliver on my work. I was given work that needed to be presented to other staff members in a clear and concise manner. This was challenging and yet rewarding.

What are your career goals and plans?  How did this experience impact them?

In the future I hope to attend medical school , and become a surgeon. While the Clinton Foundation didn't impact my plans, it did open me up to a number of organizations I am interested in. These organizations include NIH, NIM, CDC and many other public health organizations that I wouldn't have known had intern programs without the Clinton Foundation. The experience this past summer did help me narrow down what I do and do not want to be doing in the future, working in a cubicle being one of the things I do not want to do.

The experience this past summer did help me narrow down what I do and do not want to be doing in the future

Would you recommend this experience to other Liberal Arts students?

Yes, absolutely. The Clinton Foundation internship is structured unlike any other internship position. On day one you are given a daily schedule for the entirety of the summer. Speakers are brought in to lecture on various topics, supervisors and coaches are provided one on one to interns, and a network of 80 amazing interns is a feat in and of itself.

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