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November 28, 2023


Senior finance & economics student Richard Feliz was a private equity summer analyst intern at Goldman Sachs in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he gained experience in real-world investing and company valuation as part of a team that focused on private equity secondaries (buying and selling stakes between investors) and co-investments.

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Twelve students took part in the summer term of The Washington Fellowship, a program of Liberty’s Career Services. Students lived in Liberty apartment housing in Washington, D.C., and worked in a variety of internships tailored to their areas of study, including The Institute for Women’s Health, the office of U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs (Arizona), pictured here with student Brenna Futrell; Georgetown Ministry Center; Contact Government Services (CGS); Media Research Center; the office of U.S. Rep. Bob Good (Virginia); the Daily Caller; U.S. Marshals Service; FOX News; America First Policy Institute (AFPI); and Mason Investment. The Washington Fellowship is also offered in the fall and spring semesters.

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Two seniors in the School of Health Sciences spent their summer performing active research at two of the country’s top medical research laboratories. Biomedical sciences (pre-med) student Felice Kho conducted research at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health on the discovery of novel functions between little-known microproteins thought to be related to neurodegenerative diseases. Fellow student Aiden Jeffries applied his work in Liberty’s biochemistry program to research at Uniformed Services University, where he studied two mutations in proteins that help the development of sperm and egg cells.

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Over the summer, several Helms School of Government students gained practical experience through both domestic and international internships. Senior MaKayla Donnelly (left) and sophomore Emma Dayton (right) both worked at the Family Foundation in Richmond, Va. Donnelly conducted research on proposed laws in Virginia as well as current laws in other states in order to develop policy, while Dayton worked to implement that policy through creating content for the foundation’s website. Junior Sarah Rogers worked as a policy intern at America First Policy Institute, conducting daily research and coordinating with policy centers to prepare for the next conservative presidential administration.

Liberty Law 3Ls Chavioleyette Fenelus (second from right) and Payton Gonzalez (right) worked alongside Virginia Supreme Court Justice Cleo Powell (left) over the summer, taking on research and writing roles. Fellow 3L Hannah Shotton completed an internship with Judge Norman Moon in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Lynchburg, which included writing court opinions, various research projects, and court hearings.

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Senior Annie Cory carried her training and enthusiasm for sports journalism into a yearlong internship with NBC Sports. Her main projects included videos for the morning “Pro Football Talk” program, watching games and assembling highlight reels, creating compilations or montages, and writing web articles. She worked remotely from Liberty’s campus for the first part of her internship and was invited this past summer to work in person at NBC Sports’ office in Stamford, Conn.  

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