Semester's End Update

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CONGRATS TO HINCKLEY GRADS!

The Hinckley Institute is beyond proud of its graduating interns and students. Though we will miss them terribly, we look forward to the professional and scholastic accomplishments of new Hinckley alumni. Though this list is certainly not complete, here's a sample of where the Hinckley Class of 2016 is headed: 

Matthew Kirkegaard will be studying on a Fulbright Scholarship at the University of East Anglia. 


Lisa Hawkins will pursue her Masters in Development Studies at the University of Cambridge. 


Maher Farrukh will be studying Security Studies at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. 

Maclane Taggert is going to law school at the University of Virginia.

Joseph Sorenson will be studying in the Divinity School at Harvard University.

Sabrina Dawson will embark on a Fulbright English teaching assistantship in Malaysia. 


Jessica Chamorro has also been awarded a Fulbright to teach English in South Korea. 

Riley Greenwood has secured a fellowship at the World Trade Center Utah. 

Connor Yakaitis will serve as Communications Director for the congressional campaign of Charlene Albarran.

To the entire graduating community of the Hinckley Institute of Politics, we have so enjoyed your involvement and look forward to your bright, civically engaged future! 
Hinckley Institute of Politics Associate Director Courtney McBeth in Brazil. 

 
HINCKLEY ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR COURTNEY MCBETH TO PURSUE ED.D. AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
 

The Hinckley Institute is tremendously proud of our Associate Director and Director of Global Internships Courtney McBeth for her acceptance to the highly competitive University of Pennsylvania Executive Doctorate of Education in Higher Education Leadership program. Fortunately for the University, Courtney will continue her current role at the Hinckley Institute while completing her executive doctorate program over the next two years, traveling between Utah and Pennsylvania. The program is focused on developing senior leaders in higher education–Courtney will be surrounded by top leaders, learning best practices of the field to enhance the Hinckley Institute and the University of Utah.

Congratulations, Courtney! We can't wait to see all that you're sure to accomplish. 


 


 


SUMMER INTERN SEND OFF


This month, Hinckley interns embark on professional adventures around the globe. With nearly 150 interns placed in host offices from Salt Lake City, Utah, to Washington, DC, and over a dozen foreign countries, this is the Hinckley Institute's largest summer cohort to date. All of these internships are accredited through the University of Utah, and all interns are either paid or have access to scholarship funding in order to support such an academically and professionally remarkable experience.

To learn more about Hinckley Internships, click here. To follow along with our summer interns, visit The Intern Blog.

 

FALL 2016 INTERNSHIPS:



Internship application deadlines for Fall 2016:

Local - June 5

Global - June 1

National - June 1



 
Apply here, or direct questions to Lisa Hawkins.

Please visit http://www.hinckley.utah.edu/internships/ for more information on specific internships.


HUNTSMAN SEMINAR FOR TEACHERS

LAST CHANCE TO APPLY


 

The Huntsman Seminar in Constitutional Government for Teachers is five-day (June 13-17, 2016) summer seminar for teachers and administrators sponsored by the Huntsman Foundation. The primary focus of the seminar is to improve the quality of civic education in Utah schools. Participants gain valuable knowledge and insight into current events in American politics by learning from and interacting with political experts, judges, university faculty, and elected officials. The Huntsman Seminar is a unique opportunity for teachers to gain an in-depth understanding of local, state, and national political issues. 

Twenty-five to thirty teachers and administrators from Utah are selected as participants and receive a fellowship worth more than $1,000, as well as lodging and per diem support to cover expenses. 

To learn more, or if you are interested in attending the 2016 Huntsman Seminar, please contact Jayne Nelson. To apply directly for the Huntsman Seminar, click here


 

ANNOUNCING THE 2016

HIP TALKS WINNERS

 

Twenty-eight students participated in the final round of HIP Talks on April 20, 2016, in the Moot Courtroom at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah. Speech topics ranged from immigration to sexism, body image to left-handedness, and sexual assault to the experience of those who identify as LGBTQ+ in the LDS community.
 
Ultimately, political science student Hillary Nikyema secured the $5,000 grand prize with her speech Honey. Four runner-ups won $1,000 each for their speeches: Alexis Cortez, Hypocrisy; Hans Liu, The Banana Effect; Kimberly Valencia, Names; and Dylan Wootton, Seeing beyond Pink UnderwearWhat I Wish They Would Have Told Me by Christian Sears earned the $1,000 audience favorite award.
 
Over 180 students delivered original, two-minute speeches in the second annual HIP Talks competition. Sponsored by the Hinckley Institute of Politics, Congressman Wayne Owens Fund, and Associated Students of the University of Utah, HIP Talks seeks to foster public speaking skills on campus through a university-wide speech competition.
 
More information about HIP Talks and the Hinckley Institute of Politics can be found
here.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE

SPRING 2016 HINCKLEY

BLOG AND INSTAGRAM WINNERS
 

Instagram winner Aisea Mailei was a legislative intern with Representative Stewart Barlow. 

Blog winner Ciriac Alvarez spent the semester in Washington, DC, as an intern with the Ibarra Strategy Group. You can read about her experiences here 
JOIN THE HINCKLEY
VOLUNTEER CORPS

 
 
The Hinckley Institute is excited to announce the Hinckley Volunteer Corps. This program is designed for students and community members who are interested in getting involved but do not have the time to complete a traditional internship. We work to connect volunteers to competitive campaigns and organizations with outstanding volunteer opportunities. To learn more about the Hinckley Volunteer Corps, click here


 HINCKLEY RADIO HOUR


The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour is aired every Wednesday and Saturday from 10:00-11:00 AM on KCPW. Tune in to hear student speeches, previous Hinckley forums, and news on upcoming Hinckley events. 

To visit the KCPW Hinckley Radio Page, click 
here



HINCKLEY INSTITUTE IN THE NEWS


The Hinckley Institute is a central source of discussion and commentary surrounding many local, national, and global issues. 

To access additional media coverage of Hinckley forums, interns, and events, as well as articles featuring the insight and commentary of Hinckley Institute staffers, click here.


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