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Political Science Students Interning Regionally, in DC and Overseas

VERMILLION, S.D. -- More than two dozen University of South Dakota political science students secured Summer 2016 internships near and far from campus.

USD’s Farber Fund provides financial support for all eligible undergraduates who major in political science and intern in South Dakota or elsewhere.

The 28 students, their hometowns and where they’re interning:

  • Cash Anderson, Pierre, South Dakota, civil rights compliance intern at South Dakota Department of Transportation in Pierre
  • Kylie Beck, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Restrictive Housing at South Dakota State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls
  • Josey Blare, Carter, South Dakota, Bureau of Indian Affairs in Billings, Montana
  • Haley Bryan, Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, immigration law intern at Mary J. Treglia Community House in Sioux City, Iowa
  • Bennett Deuter, Rapid City, South Dakota, Jay Williams for U.S. Senate campaign in Rapid City
  • Catie Dougherty, Sioux Falls, U.S. Sen. John Thune’s office in Sioux Falls
  • Emily Dreeszen, Madison, South Dakota, Dress for Success/EmBe in Sioux Falls
  • Chesney Garnos, Wall, South Dakota, U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds’ office in Pierre
  • Liam Gibbons, Clayton, Missouri, ABC for Health in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Chelsea Gilbertson, Vermillion, Holland & Knight law firm in Washington D.C.
  • Ciaran Glynn, Sioux City, Iowa, Pheasantland Industries marketing at South Dakota State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls
  • Jordan Hanson, Watertown, South Dakota, U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem’s office in Watertown
  • Mackenzie Huber, Vermillion, U.S. Senate Commerce Committee in Washington D.C.
  • Marcus Ireland, Alcester, South Dakota, Kristi Noem for U.S. Congress campaign in Sioux Falls
  • Taylor Kidd, Grand Junction, Colorado, Western Colorado Community Foundation in Grand Junction
  • Maria Lewis, Hartford, South Dakota, Family Visitation Center in Sioux Falls
  • Anna Madsen, Ruthton, Minnesota, U.S. Sen. Rounds’ office in Sioux Falls
  • Samuel Matson, Sioux Falls, Deb Peters for South Dakota House campaign in Sioux Falls
  • Casey Matthiesen, Jasper, Minnesota, Hansard Fellow internship with British Parliament in London
  • Gabrielle Metzger, Bruce, South Dakota, South Dakota Assistant Attorney General’s office in Sioux Falls
  • Caleb Munce, Sioux Falls, J.R. LaPlante for South Dakota House campaign in Sioux Falls
  • Jalatama Omar, Sioux Falls, U.S. Sen. Thune’s office in Washington
  • Gabrielle Perna, La Vista, Nebraska, U.S. Rep. Brad Ashford, NE-2nd District in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Jacob Selegstad, Yankton, South Dakota, Jay Williams for U.S. Senate campaign in Yankton
  • Nathaniel Steinleicht, Milbank, South Dakota, South Dakota Board of Regents in Pierre
  • Britney Thorns, Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls Multicultural Center
  • Max Tushla, Sioux City, Paula Hawks for Congress Campaign in Sioux Falls
  • Denis Verbovskiy, Harrisburg, South Dakota, U.S. Army Cadet Command International Program in Lithuania

Learn more about USD's Department of Political Science.


USD's College of Arts & Sciences offers students a top-notch undergraduate liberal arts education in the humanities, social sciences and sciences as well as graduate programs that have earned USD distinction as a research university by the Carnegie Foundation. The college's more than 22,000 alumni include famous journalists, Hollywood screenwriters, novelists, a Nobel Prize winner, South Dakota governors, attorneys, physicians, justices of the state Supreme Court, distinguished university faculty and international humanitarians.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


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