Congratulations to Kristie Champlin and Nick Wellkamp! These two BSPP seniors were selected as finalists for the 2009 Rhodes Scholarships. Only 200 students nationwide were invited to interview this weekend for this prestigious award, and we’re proud that two BSPP students were among them. (Brandon Kearse, a former ME undergraduate now in Tech’s masters in city planning, and whom we’ve seen in several public policy courses, was Tech’s third Rhodes finalist this year.)
Although they weren’t among the 32 students from the US who were selected this weekend, we’re happy to be associated with these three students whose hard work and outstanding character were recognized. They might not be headed to Oxford this year, but we know great things are coming to all three!!
Fellow PUBP major Nick Wellkamp worked at a national Democratic research firm last summer and wanted to let you guys know that they are currently looking for interns for the summer in Atlanta and Washington DC.
We do research and policy work for democratic candidates across the country. In 2008 the firm worked in 24 states, including on one of Politco’s “Top 10 political upsets of 2008” and the Washington Post’s “honorable mention” winner for “best gubernatorial campaign.”
Candidates should be at least in their sophomore year and have a strong understanding of national politics and be able to work 15-20 hours a week. Campaign experience is a major plus, but not a requirement.
Please contact Emil Runge at if you are interested emil@DiSantis-Runge.com.
See AJC article University System students to pay new fee | ajc.com
“This places a hardship on our families,” said Nick Wellkamp, a Georgia Tech PUBP senior and student body president from Louisville, Ky. “The last thing we should be doing in times like these when money is tight is ratcheting up student fees.”