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Samantha Yates selected for Phi Beta Kappa writing internship

By Staff | Feb 1, 2016

The Phi Beta Kappa Society is pleased to announce that Samantha Yates selected for a 2016 Phi Beta Kappa Writing Internship. Yates is a resident of Shepherdstown, currently attending McDaniel College.

The Phi Beta Kappa chapter at McDaniel recommended Yates to work with the Society’s national office in Washington, D.C. The internship begins this month and continues through May 2016.

Yates is an English major and Economics minor. An active member of her campus community, she works for both the Center for Experience and Opportunity as well as the Office of Student Engagement at McDaniel College, and serves as treasurer to the campus programming board. Additional honors include graduating from the Baltimore Collegetown LeaderShape program, earning the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award, and receiving the Griswold-Zepp award as a part of a group initiative to start composting on campus. Yates is interested in a career in policy and is particularly passionate about environmental and human rights issues.

Phi Beta Kappa’s writing internships are for juniors and seniors majoring in the liberal arts or sciences who attend institutions where our chapters are located. Interns must make a five-month commitment to the program and prepare a minimum of six publishable articles for the Society’s publication for news and alumni relations, The Key Reporter.

The program has two deadlines annually, for internships in the fall or spring of each academic year.

No more than 15 students are selected from a national pool in each round.

For more information about the Phi Beta Kappa Writing Internship Program, visit www.keyreporter.org or write to keyreporter@pbk.org.