Director's Intern Highlight: Abigail Bloomfield

Abby is a rising Junior in Leverett House originally from Colorado. She studies Applied Math and Economics in the hopes of using her quantitive reasoning skills to benefit causes and organizations that she cares about.

This summer, Abby is interning for Member of Parliament Rachel Reeves in London. 

On what makes the exerpeince of a Director's Internship worth it, Abby says:

So many different things make the Director's Internship Program worth it for me, from getting first-hand experience working in politics to exploring a different part of the world. Perhaps most meaningful is that everyday I'm learning from really smart, civic-minded people who have dedicated themselves to the causes and the people they believe in.

Abby's passion for government and public service led her to Harvard's Institute of Politics (IOP). At the IOP, she is a member of the Student Advisory Committee and co-chairs the Fellows and Study Group Program where she manages 40 students to host 6 politically prominent individuals each semester. Outside of the IOP, Abby co-led a tap-water campaign for the Class of 2020 and was a course assistant for multivariable calculus. 

When not in Lamont (her favorite library), you can find her running along the Charles, watching an improv show, or debating current events with her roommates.

The Director’s Internship program is a signature of the IOP. Since 1995, the IOP has partnered with high-profile organizations and elected officials around the world to provide substantive, career-oriented summer internships for undergraduate students interested in politics, government, and public service. These are fully-funded internships that allow students to gain experience in the public sector that may otherwise be difficult to obtain or finance. Students have reported these internships as leading to careers, larger networks, and significant development of professional skills.

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