Huma Abedin started her career as a Washington DC Intern.
You might catch a glimpse of her, if you have are watching the presidential primaries, more specifically, watching Senator Hillary Clinton. Essentially, Huma Abedin is getting a lot of attention as Senator Clinton’s “body person” as she manages the Senator’s schedule from one event to the next. Here is what New York Magazine says about Abedin. “Huma Abedin, Hillary’s beautiful, enigmatic “body person,” spends nearly every waking minute with Hillary and so has the best sense of her daily rhythms and routines.”
Abedin is known for her extraordinary ability to multitask and juggle several assignments without breaking a sweat.
Huma Abedin was born in Michigan, to an Indian father and Pakastani mother. She was raised in Saudia Arabia and attended George Washington University. Abedin became an intern in the White House in 1996 and impressed Hillary Clinton once she landed an internship in the First Lady’s office. Her role has evolved into that of the personal “body person” of Hillary Clinton during the presidential campaign; available to meet the candidate’s every need from water bottles to schedules to sharpies or keeping the press at bay.
If you are interested in an internship in Washington DC, here are a couple to consider:
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Internships are open to college juniors and seniors as well as new college graduates within 24 months after graduation. Interns must be interested in careers in performing arts, management and/or arts education. Interns will work 37.5 to 40 hours weekly for a twelve to fourteen week rotation at the center in Washington DC. About 20 college students are selected each semester for these prestigious internships.
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Psychology majors in approved APA and counseling psychology programs are eligible to apply for internships at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington DC. The deadline to apply for these internships is November 1. College applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, submit an application, 3 letters of recommendation a formal statement from the program director supporting eligibility for the internship.
Every year thousands of college interns spend time in Washington DC working and learning in a variety of roles. Not only do these internships get valuable work experience, they get to build a network of contacts and mentors who could be invaluable later as your career progresses.
Huma Abedin is one such internship success story.