Marty Wall Internship awarded to Undergraduate Research Scholar interning in D.C.

Daniel Kington
May 3, 2018

This summer, the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities will be gaining a valuable new intern in their economic development and community engagement sector: Anthony Cordetti, a Voinovich Undergraduate Research Scholar who will graduate from Ohio University this spring with BAs in economics and political science as well as certificates in both wealth and poverty and professional leadership. Cordetti’s internship will be sponsored by the Marty Wall, Washington, DC Area Internship in Association Management, which seeks to make concrete, real world professional experiences more accessible to Voinovich School students by offering a stipend each year to a Voinovich School student who has secured an internship with a nonprofit association in the D.C. area.

In 2017, that internship went to Evi Roberts, then a second-year master of public administration candidate at the Voinovich School. Roberts interned at America’s Essential Hospitals, an industry trade group representing 275 hospitals to support advocacy, policy development, research and education. Roberts conducted research evaluation work with the program’s executive women’s leadership academy.

According to Roberts, this is just one example of how doors have opened for her because of her involvement with the Voinovich School MPA program and her dedication to her work.

“I’ve always looked for a graduate program or a career that would be this trifecta of criteria: It needed to be professionally rewarding, financially sustainable and personally fulfilling,” Roberts said. “I discovered that public service really meets that criteria and the MPA degree is the best pathway to help me realize my potential in being an effective public servant.”

The Marty Wall Internship is awarded each spring semester. Students interested in pursuing the stipend in the future should confirm their eligibility with Amista Lipot at lipot@ohio.edu.