US students intern at Parliament
Two students from the USA, Kelly Mader, from Millersville University in Pennsylvania, and Samantha Schultz, from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York, are experiencing the workings of UK Parliament this autumn semester as part of the Study Abroad Programme, which is run in conjunction with London Metropolitan University.
For two days every week, both girls are working with Members of Parliament and their staff and discovering what is involved in running a successful political party in the UK.
According to Kelly, the internship will give her ‘good experience and an inside view of the workings of the British Parliamentary System’.
’Studying at London Metropolitan University will also give me
Samantha agreed, saying: ‘I hope the internship will go some way to helping me gain a place at Law School after I graduate.’
Kelly’s duties include working on campaigns, preparing mailings and local deliveries, and office administration, while Samantha is assisting with casework, campaigning and administrative duties.
The Study Abroad Programme combines a period of residence abroad with an educational programme through which students gain academic credit towards their degree in their country of origin.
Students who apply for an internship with London Metropolitan University are fully integrated into the academic and social life of London Met, one of the largest universities in London with around 34,000 students and 4000 staff over both campuses.
15 October 2007