Twenty-five of Sub-Saharan Africa's brightest young civic leaders will be in Indianapolis today, participating in Nelson Mandela International Day service activities at four nonprofit organizations. They will help people here while exchanging ideas and offering insights into how communities in the U.S. and Africa might improve lives of youth and women and advance global health and environmental sustainability.
This summer, my typical day might include a private tour of a world-class museum, time spent flipping through catalogs and lunch near the Washington Monument. No, I’m not on vacation. I am an art deco trade literature research intern at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History Library in Washington, D.C. I have always wanted an internship that could offer amazing learning opportunities every single day in a fun location. The Smithsonian is definitely that place. I applied for a professional development internship with the Smithsonian Libraries in January and found out in early February that I had been selected. (Post by IU master's student Katie Martin.)