Government Pre Grad Intern Joey Sorenson
According to his IE mentor Peter Harris, Joey Sorenson, the first in his family to attend college, won a prestigious Rapoport-King scholarship, was accepted into the Archer Fellowship Program to study and intern in Washington, D.C., and was named Student Leader of the Month (May, 2013) by "The Liberator" (the official College of Liberal Arts magazine). Says Peter: "This showcases the quality of students (in this case a first-generation college student) taking part in the IE program." Sorenson's senior thesis research ("Looking for Locke in All the Wrong Places: The Case for a Liberal Continuity from John Locke to Barack Obama"), a major reason for his winning a Rapoport-King Scholarship, was a major part of Joey's IE internship.
In Joey's words: "IE really helped me think long-term about how to best put my skills to use in a career that I would enjoy and excel at, and my ultimate decision to pursue the Archer Fellowship opportunity in DC and to hopefully move there after graduation was a direct result of some of the conversations about my future I had with my mentor Peter last semester during our meetings for IE. IE was a tremendous asset in helping determine what I wanted to do with my life, and I highly recommend it to anyone considering including it in their undergraduate curriculum."