That Think Tank Life

Get to know our Director's Interns taking on the world of politics and public service through internships this summer. 
Edgar Carrero '19 is a 2017 Director's Intern at the Cato Institute, a think tank "dedicated to the principles of individual liberty, limited government, free markets and peace." We asked the Miami-native about his experience working in the nation's capital.
What is a typical day like in your office?
I update my scholar on current events in Latin America with a morning briefing, proceed to work on my research project, and then typically attend a daily seminar on a pertinent subject.
What do you study at Harvard? How have your academics influenced your internship and vice versa?
I study Government with a secondary in Economics. My studies have certainly prepared me well for my internship and I believe that my internship has given me a new perspective, and real world application, to what I've learned in textbooks.
Has your internship experience changed what you plan to do when you get back to campus or for your future plans?
I plan to help inform people of the research completed at my host organization through campus clubs and presentations.
What is your favorite part of your internship?
I truly enjoy contributing to meaningful research on a daily basis.
Edgar Carrero is a rising junior at Harvard University from Miami, Florida. He is a prospective Government concentrator with a secondary in Economics. At Harvard, he serves as President of the Harvard Libertarian Club, volunteers weekly at the Harvard Reach program and is an active member of the Harvard College Law Society. In his spare time, Edgar enjoys investing and watching soccer. Last summer, he interned with his Congresswoman and also served as a summer program instructor in Vietnam. This summer, he is thrilled to be working at the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity.