My name is Eric Newsom from South Bend, Indiana majoring in policy studies and geography. This semester I am interning for a DC-based non-profit called City Kids Wilderness project, and it has been extremely rewarding working for a community development organization rooted in such a great cause. This has been a tremendous learning opportunity because I have obtained so much experience in non-profit management and development. After I graduate this semester, I plan to stay in DC and work in the non-profit sector for an environmentally focused organization.
The Maxwell in DC program is a fantastic professional development program and transition into post-grad life. I believe participating in this semester has helped me network within my field and learn more about what work I am most passionate about. My favorite thing about DC has been the great people and connections I have made while living here, and I recommend incoming participants soak in as much of the city as you can and take advantage of all the fun, touristy things the city offers.