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LCWS STUDENT SPOTLIGHT
Student: Rachel Lopez, California Lutheran University
Internship: U.S. Department of State
"My internship at the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Personnel Security and Suitability Office, allows me to work with different teams that handle, approve, reject, or revalidate security clearances. I wanted to intern with the State Department to get my foot in the door with a Federal government agency; to gain knowledge from experienced employees; and to experience, first-hand, what happens behind the scenes as a government employee. My daily work primarily includes data entry, with the occasional excitement of seeing a popular political figure. Over the course of the semester, I have learned that I definitely want to be out in the field in any career that I pursue after graduation. However, through my internship, I have enjoyed attending lectures and speaker series, touring other bureaus as a government employee with a high security clearance, bonding with the other interns and full-time staff in my office, and eating the amazing food at the State Department headquarters food court." #LCWSfa17