Even in an unconventional year, the Mackinac Center is proud to still be welcoming ten individuals to its summer intern program.
Returning for his second summer internship with the Mackinac Center, Justin Witt is this year’s advancement intern. He is a rising sophomore at the University of Notre Dame, where he studies business and public policy. He is also a Kellogg international scholar who researches topics in international business ethics.
Chase Slasinski is returning for his fourth summer at the Mackinac Center and is currently working as one of the two fiscal policy interns. He recently graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in political theory. In the fall, he will be attending the University of Minnesota’s law school.
Anna Claire Rowlands is joining the Mackinac Center for the first time this summer as one of the two communications interns. She is a rising junior at Grove City College and a member of the Grove City College Parliamentary Debate Club.
The Morey Fiscal Policy team is excited to welcome Hank Minor, who is interning at the Mackinac Center for the first time this summer. He recently graduated from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, with a degree in political science. In the fall, he will be returning to his alma mater to pursue a degree in law.
The Capitol Confidential team welcomes Parker Thayer, who is interning at the Mackinac Center for the first time this summer. He is a rising senior at Hillsdale College, where he studies economics. In his spare time, he enjoys reading good books and fishing.
Emma Eisenman is returning to work at the Mackinac Center for a second summer as the criminal justice intern. She is a rising senior at Hillsdale college, studying German. This fall, she will be interning at the U.S. State Department through the Washington Hillsdale Intern Program.
This summer is Jared Key’s first time interning at the Mackinac Center, and he is working as the think tank’s education policy intern. He is a rising senior at Hillsdale college, where he is pursuing a double major in politics and religion. He also serves as the president of Hillsdale’s Ballroom Dance Club.
Iruoma Ezoumba is returning for her second year at the Mackinac Center, working as a communications intern. She recently graduated from Central Michigan University with a master’s degree in communications and will be pursuing a doctorate in communications from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, in the fall. Before working in communications, she earned a law degree at the Obafenu Awolowo University in Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
Elise Malkowski is interning at the Mackinac Center for the first time this year as the graphic design intern. Elise recently graduated from Dow High School. In the fall, she is planning on attending the Savannah College of Arts and Design. She has regularly performed with Dow High’s Drumline.
Aaron Lehman is returning to work for the Mackinac Center for his third summer, currently as the environmental policy intern. He is a rising junior at Grove City College, where he studies biology and philosophy. He is also the president of the Grove City Sign Language Club.