Local Student Pursues her Passion All the Way to Washington
Washington D.C. - Belleair student Tracy Loope forwent a traditional summer and followed her passion for journalism and interest in freedom to Live, Learn and Intern® in the nation’s capital.
Loope was selected for a competitive spot at the Institute on Political Journalism from an impressive pool of applicants from around the world. IPJ is an educational program offered by The Fund for American Studies in partnership with Georgetown University. Loope just completed her 4th year at the University of Florida with a major in Journalism.
Loope arrived in D.C. in June along with thousands of other students from across the country. Unlike so many other interns, she did not spend her days making coffee and running errands. Loope got much more out of her summer in Washington, D.C.
For the past eight weeks, Loope has gained valuable professional experience interning at the WTTG Fox News (5), networking with professionals and taking classes at Georgetown University. On top of this, IPJ students have attended panels and discussions with experts on topics such as covering the White House. Exclusive briefings at the White House, U.S. Capitol, State Department, CIA, Federal Reserve, and various embassies rounded up this unique internship opportunity.
“I know that with all I’ve learned this summer I have grown into a much more employable and competent journalist,” noted Jennifer Beasley an IPJ student who interned at the Washington Post Express. “And I can use my experiences here to find an amazing job after graduation.”
The Institute on Political Journalism is a summer program that prepares undergraduate students for the competitive fields of journalism and public relations. IPJ is sponsored by the Fund for American Studies, a Washington, D.C. educational nonprofit with four internship programs for college students administered in partnership with Georgetown University. Visit www.TFAS.org to learn more.
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