Stephanie Colquhoun ... excited about spending two months in Washington DC
Stephanie Colquhoun ... excited about spending two months in Washington DC
10 November 2014

Two University of Queensland undergraduates will work as interns in Washington DC congressional offices for two months early next year.

They are among 14 Australian university students awarded places in the 2015 Uni-Capitol Washington Internship Programme.

UQ Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Economics student Rebecca Wall will work in the office of congressman James Clyburn of South Carolina, and Stephanie Colquhoun (Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Science) will work in the office of congresswoman Loretta Sanchez of California.

Ms Wall said she was thrilled to have the opportunity to work in a centre of world politics.

“This will be an invaluable experience to further my education,” she said.

“I will be able to learn from some of America’s most influential and leading decision-makers.”

Ms Colquhoun said the internship offer she was excited about spending two months in the political hub of Washington DC. 

“I have been fortunate to participate in a number of work experience and exchange programs through UQ already, and I feel these have prepared me well for the opportunities and challenges that the Washington internship will bring,” she said.

International development manager Majella Ferguson said the program was open to all UQ undergraduate domestic students.

“I have seen these internships kick-start the careers of a number of past participants, many who are now working in government positions,” Ms Ferguson said.  

“It is an extraordinary experience and one that leaves our students yearning for greater things.”

The students will travel to Washington at the end of December this year. 

Applications for 2016 Uni-Capitol Washington Internship Programme placements close in June 2015.

Read reports from previous Washington interns from UQ here:

William Lee - 2013/2014

Carl Tessmann - 2011/2012

Byron Hewson - 2009/2010

Angus O'Brien - 2008/2009

Ally Float - 2007/2008

Anna Keenan - 2006/2007

Marianna O'Gorman 2005/2006

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Contact: Majella Ferguson, ph +61 7 3346 7557,; Kristin Johnson, UQ Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, ph +61 7 3346 1633,