Presentation on the Washington Internship experience

Presenter: Kaitlyn White and Max Beckert (2018/2019 interns)
  • Date: Thursday, 18 July 2019 to Thursday, 18 July 2019
  • Time: 01:00PM to 02:00PM
  • Location: LAWS108 Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor, Meremere, University Drive, Ilam
  • Ticket: Free

Presentation on the Washington Internship experience by the 2018/2019 interns, Kaitlyn White and Max Beckert

Invitation to Law students (and interested staff)

 

Law students who have completed their 200-level courses, and LAWS 301, are eligible to apply for the all-expenses paid Washington congressional internship in the USA over December 2019 to January 2020.

Two law students are selected, and applications close on 16 August 2019.

The two students selected last year, Kaitlyn White and Max Beckert, will do a presentation on their experiences and will also take questions.

Students who apply are shortlisted by the Law School (about 8 to 10 students), but the final selection is made by the United States–New Zealand Council in Auckland.

The two students selected are obliged to register for the LAWS373 Washington Internship for the summer period. Enrolment in this course is a condition of the internship programme.


The presentation will cover the following aspects:

  • The selection process and guidance for students who intend to apply
  • Preparation for the trip
  • An overview of the internship experience
  • Complying with course requirements (LAWS 382)
  • General impressions and advice for prospective applicants

 

Background:

This internship programme is supported by the Friends of New Zealand Congressional Caucus, who identifies suitable Congressional offices to host the interns, and the United States–New Zealand Council, an independent body dedicated to promoting strong bilateral relations between the United States and New Zealand.

About the Friends of New Zealand Congressional Caucus:

The Friends of New Zealand Congressional Caucus was established in the U.S. House of Representatives in February 2005. More than 50 House Members have joined the Caucus, which is co-chaired by Rep Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Rep Rick Larsen (D-WA). 

Information on the Friends of New Zealand can be found on their website at: http://www.usnzcouncil.org/congressional-caucus/

About the United States-New Zealand Council:

The United States-New Zealand Council is the principal US private-sector organization dedicated to promoting the commercial, public policy, and cultural relationship between the United States and New Zealand.  Established in 1986, the Council works to strengthen US-NZ relations; provide thought leadership on Asia-Pacific regional topics, and advocate for its members' interests. 

Information on the United States – New Zealand Council can be found on their website at: http://www.usnzcouncil.org

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