Two UAB students have been awarded scholarships to participate in the Washington Center Internship Program in Washington, D.C. Brent Caswell and Brian Rice join the ranks of UAB students in the past two years who have received more than $45,000 in state or federal financial support to participate in this experience at the nation’s capital.
The Washington Center is the largest independent, nonprofit academic internship program in the country. College students join with civic, governmental and business leaders, hundreds of colleges and universities and scores of public and private host organizations in a unique educational center based on a fully integrated mix of professional experience, academic coursework and real-life challenges.
Rice, a freshman in the University Honors Program, is majoring in international studies. The Anniston native plans to study abroad and then attend law school stateside. While in D.C., he will intern with an organization dedicated to the protection of human rights. His parents are David and Karolyn Rice.
Caswell, a 19-year-old sophomore from Fairhope, is a political science and international studies double major in the Global Community and Leadership Honors Program. He plans a career in international relations, either in journalism, business or politics. His goal, during the internship, is to “gain insight into the workings of global politics through first-hand experience with the institutions,” he says. His parents are Bill and Karin Caswell.