Each year, the Claremont Institute hosts a number of summer interns. This year we have been pleased to work with a number of very talented students. Interns work on a broad range of research and writing projects with the Institute's Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, the Center for Local Government, Publius and Lincoln Fellowships, the Claremont Review of Books, and our National Security project. In addition to full time responsibilities at the Claremont office during the months of June and July, a series of academic seminars and lectures are provided by a number of Institute Senior Fellows, including Harry V. Jaffa, Thomas G. West, Edward J. Erler, John Marini, R.J. Pestritto, Tom Krannawitter, and more. Housing at a local college campus, some travel expenses, and a modest per diem are provided.
Applications for internships in the summer of 2006 should be submitted early next spring. The Institute of course also continues its long-running Publius Fellowship and Lincoln Fellowship programs each year. For more information about any of these programs, please contact Tom Karako by calling the Claremont Institute office, (909) 621-6825.
Besides these, the Institute also continues its three year long collaboration with the Alliance Defense Fund's Blackstone Fellows program. This year we hosted four Blackstone Fellows, each of whom has completed at least their first year of law school, for six weeks of public interest litigation work and seminars as part of the work of the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence.
SUMMER INTERNS 2005
Kathleen Arnn: Katy is a senior at the University of Dallas, where she is majoring in politics, and serves as editor-in-chief and photographer for the university yearbook. Katy also works as a research assistant at the university president's office of Hillsdale College. She recently spent a semester studying in Italy, where she also acted as a student liaison to the University of Dallas' Rome Campus Administration.
Frederick Bills: Fred has recently graduated from Ashland University and will attend Ohio State Law School this fall. He triple-majored in philosophy, history and political science, and has worked as a researcher at both the National Association of Manufacturers in Washington, D.C. and the John M. Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs. Fred has received numerous academic awards, including an endowed athletic scholarship, and is an Ashbrook Scholar. He is a member of several academic honors societies and played football at Ashland.
Stephanie Cook: Stephanie is a junior at Brigham Young University. She is a political science major, and works as a teaching assistant. Stephanie has professional experience in a wide variety of environments. She has worked as a studio technician for her local news station and as a regional intern for United States Senator Mike Crapo.
Mary Beth Mitaly: Mary Beth is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in political philosophy and American politics at Claremont Graduate University. She is a graduate of Saint Vincent College, where she earned a B.A. in political science and English, participated in the Alex G. McKenna School's George Washington Fellows Program, and was a member of several academic honors societies. She has worked as an editorial assistant, has interned at Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, L.L.P., and enjoys equestrian show jumping and travel.
Caroline Shanor: Caroline is a senior history major at Columbia University, where she was a member of the Columbia Women's Soccer Team. Caroline has professional experience in many fields. She has worked at a local television news station in Wyoming, is an active member of the Columbia sorority, Delta Gamma, and has taught youth soccer to handicapped children. Upon graduation Caroline plans to pursue a Ph.D. in history.
Melissa Siman: Melissa currently attends Ashland University, where she majors in political science and minors in applied music and Spanish. Melissa is an Ashbrook Scholar, Vice-President of the student body, and a member of the Ashland University Judicial Board. She has also been Vice-President of her class and a member of the Student Life Committee. She is a gifted singer and pianist, and has worked as an instructor in both musical fields.
Matthew Valkovic: Matt is a student at Pennsylvania State University, where he is double-majoring in international politics and history, and where he serves as a regular columnist for both The Daily Collegian and The Centre Daily Times Blue. He has recently returned from a semester of study in Barcelona, and has worked as a research assistant on his university's Correlates of War II Project. Matt participates in Penn State's College of Liberal Arts mentor program and is a member of Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity. He plans to join the U.S. Army and apply to Officer Candidate School. Matt also hopes to pursue a law degree in the future.
Eli Witus: Eli has recently completed his second year of study at Harvard Law School, where he has worked for the Journal of Law and Public Policy and is a member of The Federalist Society. Eli earned his B.A. in philosophy at the University of Chicago, where he received numerous academic awards, including the prestigious Lee Family Foundation Prize. He was also a member of Phi Beta Kappa national honors society. Eli has formerly interned at the U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago, and is a fan of Michigan football and Detroit Pistons basketball.
BLACKSTONE FELLOWS 2005
Jonathan English: Jonathan attends Boston College Law School, where he is a member of the Christian Legal Society and a participant in the Negotiation Competition. He graduated cum laude from U.C.L.A. with a B.A. in English and history, was involved in the Bruin Chess Club, and a member of the Golden Key Honour Society. Jonathan has worked as an Editorial Assistant and Proofreader, a volunteer at the Inglewood Self-Help Legal Access Center, a substitute teacher, a proposal writer at Flintridge Consulting, and a community service intern for the Los Angeles Urban Project.
Charles Kim: Charles is currently pursuing a law degree at Harvard University, where he will be an editor of The Harvard International Law Journal in the fall. He is an active member of the Harvard Defenders and of the Christian Fellowship. He was a 1999 national merit scholar, and is a graduate with distinction from Stanford University, holding a B.A. in economics and international relations. He has also studied at Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea. Charles has worked as a program director and instructor at The Pagoda Language Institute, as President of Fellowship in Christ at Stanford, as a teacher and mentor at the Alaska Oriental Mission Church, as a research assistant, and as a summer intern at the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.
Travis Morrow: Travis has recently completed his second year at Cornell Law School, where he is editor of The Cornell International Law Journal. He has studied at the Institute of International and Comparative Law in Paris and at the International Maritime Law Institute in Greece. Travis graduated summa cum laude from California Polytechnic State University, is proficient in Spanish, and enjoys restoring antique cars, playing the violin, woodworking, and golfing.
Adam Muldrow: Adam has recently completed his first year of law school at the University of Houston. He is a member of the Interscholastic Mock Trial Team and The Federalist Society, and is a graduate of Charter Oak State College with a B.A. in English and history. Adam has worked as an academic consultant and corporate human resources researcher.