As part of our effort to help launch our top student leaders into careers that further our mission, we are proud to announce the inaugural class of AHS Summer Fellows. Emerging from a competitive applicant pool, these five student leaders have secured 8-week, unpaid internships in Washington, DC on Capitol Hill, at think-tanks, and in the Executive Branch. By helping these students afford an otherwise very expensive summer in Washington and participating in AHS summer programming, the Summer Fellows will be able to take advantage of everything Washington, their internship, and AHS have to offer. We look forward to welcoming them in DC and hope this fellowship encourages all AHS students to pursue their professional passions in foreign policy, national security, and economic statecraft.
Sam Alhadeff, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Class of 2018
Sam is a political science and economics major and the most recent president of his chapter. This summer, Sam will join the Office of Management and Budget in the Transportation and Security Branch of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. Sam will be working intimately with the Departments of State and Homeland Security as well as the Department of Justice, USAID, the Peace Corps, and more. Afterwards, he will return to UW-Madison to complete his Masters in international public affairs.
Marea Hurson, University of Notre Dame, Class of 2019
Marea is an international economics major and the founder and current president of her chapter. This summer, Marea will be interning in the U.S. House of Representatives for the House Committee on Small Business. She will have the opportunity to actively engage in the legislative process on a daily basis through assisting the Chairman and committee staff. Afterwards, she will spend her fall semester studying abroad in France.
Matthew King, Duke University, Class of 2018
Matthew is a political science major and has been an active member of the Duke University Hamilton Society community. This summer, Matthew will be a research intern at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), working with Senior Fellow Donald Horowitz. Matthew will be revising chapters of Dr. Horowitz’s upcoming book on constitutional design in deeply divided foreign societies. Afterwards, he will return to Duke to finish up his degree with a concentration in security, peace and conflict.
Caitlin McMahon, George Washington University, Class of 2019
Caitlin is an international affairs major and her chapter’s incoming vice president. This summer, Caitlin will work for Women in International Security (WIIS), a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the leadership of women in the field of international peace and security. In her role as a Gender and Global Security Program Assistant, she will primarily work on researching topics related to the intersection of gender, conflict, and counterterrorism efforts, as well as publishing her findings through WIIS.
Rachel Sereix, Duke University, Class of 2019
Rachel is a political science major and her chapter’s incoming president. This summer, Rachel will be serving as a legislative intern at the U.S. House of Representatives. She will research and advise on primarily domestic and international policy issues relevant to bank regulation, monetary policy, trade, and government oversight. As part of her internship, Rachel will be attending House briefings while also recording constituent sentiment on numerous issues.
Inaugurated this year, the Alexander Hamilton Society Summer Fellowship provides scholarships to AHS students pursuing unpaid internships in Washington, D.C. in the fields of foreign policy, national security, and economic statecraft. The fellowship underwrites and encourages students to pursue their professional interests in line with the mission and goals of the Alexander Hamilton Society. Summer Fellows also participate in the AHS Summer Series, educational and professional programming for all AHS students interning in Washington.