During our trip to D.C. last week, the recruitment team stopped by several internship sites of current Harris students. One such visit was to the Sunlight Foundation, where Andrew Yaspan, Faraz Ahmed (both MSCAPP '18), and Saeb Ahsan (MPP '18 and Pearson Fellow) are working with the Foundation's 'What Works Cities' initiative. As fellows of the program, these Harris students are working on projects aimed at improving the open data policies of dozens of cities, and working with these municipalities on how they are sharing and disclosing information with the public.
The Harris School and the Sunlight Foundation have enjoyed a productive collaboration for several summers. Andrew, Faraz, and Saeb were featured on Sunlight's blog, which profiled the Harris students, their projects, and how the MSCAPP program in particular helps to prepare interns for the work that the Foundation does with open data and public policy.
If you are interested in reading more about these students' summer internships, please check out the Sunlight Foundation blog, which has featured several posts from Harris students. If you want to learn more about the opportunities for internships and funding at Harris, please click here.
Pictured above, L-R: Faraz Ahmed (MSCAPP '18), Saeb Ahsan (MPP '18), and Andrew Yaspan (MSCAPP '18) at their internship with the Sunlight Foundation in Washington, D.C.