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Texas A&M: Students Selected for Public Policy Internship Program

Four students from the Texas A&M School of Public Health have been selected for the Public Policy Internship Program (PPIP) in Washington, DC. Ms. Minaal Farrukh, Ms. Madison McKinney, Ms. Matilin Rigsby and Ms. Rylee Stanley were competitively selected for the PPIP program at Texas A&M University that places students in policy related internships domestically and abroad. Students gain valuable experience in working on current policy issues for U.S. senators and representatives, federal agencies, think tanks, lobbying firms, international nonprofits, and more.

Two of the students, Ms. Farrukh and Ms. Rigsby, were members of the Broad Street Society, an honor society open to high-achieving undergraduate students majoring in public health. Ms. Farrukh, hopes to intern for an international nonprofit and conduct research on the negative public health effects of the refugee crisis happening across the world. “The research and hands-on training I received in the Broad Street Society, in addition to my public health courses, prepared me well for my PPIP interview and for my upcoming internship. I can’t wait to explore and analyze policy issues related to public health in our nation’s capital.”

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