Gaining an improved perspective at the White House 


Hunter in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building next to the White House

By Dean’s Intern Todd Hunter at The White House

I didn’t vote for President Obama during either of his presidential campaigns.  But, I believe whoever the President of the United States is deserves the respect and support of all Americans, which is why I applied for an internship at the White House this summer.

My thought process when considering where to apply for an internship consisted of three criteria.  First, as someone who dedicated more than eight years of his life serving as a U.S. Marine before becoming a graduate student at American University, I wanted to continue acting on my belief in public service.  Second, I wanted to continue enhancing the skills I built in the military –- digital video production for the Web.  And third, I wanted to be able to look back one day and be proud of what I did. (More …)