Wellman Hill Grant Recipient Nick Leberer ’20 Working with Cleveland-based Central American Solidarity Organization

Nick Leberer ’20 (center) attends a legislative meeting with Congresswoman Joyce Beatty’s staff

Wellman Hill grant recipient Nick Leberer ’20 has spent his summer in Ohio City interning at the InterReligious Task Force on Central America, a Central American solidarity organization that focuses on the promotion of economic justice, environmental rights, and the demilitarization of American foreign policy in Central America. So far, Nick has conducted research on ICE detention facilities across the country, provided updates for staff about the ongoing crisis in Venezuela, attended protests and rallies, and has sat in on legislative meetings with Congressional staffers from across Ohio.

My favorite part so far have been the policy meetings. I’ve met with people from the office of Tim Ryan, Joyce Beatty, Marcy Kaptur, and Marcia Fudge. Knowing that I’m having an influence on what policies our representatives support is just incredible to me.

Check out the Political Science Department Facebook page for more pictures of Nick’s summer internship experience.

Wellman Hill Political Science Internship Grants

Wellman Hill Political Science Internship Grants are made possible by a generous gift from Elizabeth Hill (B.A., M.A. 1997) to honor her grandfather, Wellman Hill. They are intended to encourage Political Science majors to pursue and accept public service summer internships. One of the goals is to open public service career possibilities to students whose access to such internships might be limited by financial constraints or other circumstances.

Click here to learn more about Wellman Hill Political Science Internship Grants.

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