Our fall interns started on September 6 and are already immersed in fact-checking, researching, and generally interning for The Nation Institute and The Nation. Meet our new interns!
(Bios are listed in the order that the interns appear in the picture, from left to right.)
Jin Zhao grew up in Kunming, Southwest China and received her MA in Communication from Georgia State University. Her broad interests range from progressive politics in the US, globalization issues and new media, to arts, cultures and music.
Angela Aiuto recently earned a bachelor's in political science from Vassar College, where she served as opinions editor and then senior editor of the student-run campus newspaper, The Miscellany News. She has also written for The Poughkeepsie Journal and central New Jersey's The Home News Tribune.
Eli Epstein-Deutsch grew up in Northampton, Massachusetts, and attended Swarthmore College. He has written about theater, literature and politics for the Village Voice, Truthout and the Harvard Book Review.
Teresa Cotsirilos is a Berkeley native who may or may not have once declared her awkward love to Jonathan Franzen in a coffee shop. She has sold pirate supplies in San Francisco, ill-advisedly irritated soldiers in Jerusalem, and taught Sex Ed in rural Namibia with nothing but condoms, determination, and a large hand-drawn diagram. A Harvard graduate, she has written extensively for Salon.com, Let's Go Travel Guides, and American Girl.
Paolo Cravero recently graduated with a master's in International Affairs at The Graduate Institute, Geneva. Prior to that he completed a BA in International Studies and Politics at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London. His interests focus primarily on politics, development and security.
Collier Meyerson is a graduate of Macalester College and has written for AlterNet, Thought Catalog and Racialicious. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Erika Eichelberger is originally from a small town in northern California and spent six years after college as a modern dancer and freelance arts and culture writer here in the city. Last year she decided to switch gears, interning at Democracy Now!, doing some reporting in the Philippines and writing for the Indypendent. Erika is incredibly grateful for this opportunity.
Josh Eidelson is a freelance journalist and has contributed to The American Prospect, AlterNet, and Dissent. After receiving his MA in Political Science, he worked as a union organizer for five years.
Alexandra Tempus hails from the thick of cheesehead country on the edge of the deep northwoods of Wisconsin where she wrote for her hometown paper for five years. While attending the University of Wisconsin in Madison, she wrote and edited at several news and literary outlets. At the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, she teamed with public radio and television for a six-month in-depth report on suicide among Native Americans. She's thrilled to learn from some of the finest journalists in the country at The Nation.
Want to intern for The Nation Institute and The Nation? The deadline to apply for our Spring 2012 internship session, which runs from January through May, is October 1, 2011. Read about the application procedure here!