Three students from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock were selected for the highly competitive internship program in the Arkansas Attorney General’s office. Only five students in the state were chosen for this program.
The UALR interns include Isabella Schmidt, a junior double majoring in psychology and Spanish, Derek Vickers, a junior majoring in criminal justice, and Shannon Nicholson, a freshman double majoring in criminal justice and psychology.
“The internship program allows for exposure to the public service sector and enhances their collegiate experiences, enabling them to be more career ready,” said Attorney General Leslie Rutledge. “I hope these interns will continue to use their skills to serve Arkansans.”
This opportunity provides experiential learning opportunities as the students assist with consumer and safety education and outreach activities statewide.
“This internship has allowed me to gain real-world experience at the state’s top law firm, and I am more focused than ever on achieving my degrees and applying for law school,” Schmidt said. “I would highly recommend this internship program for anyone interested in a career in public service or the law.”
Schmidt, of Little Rock, is working in the Communications Department and Special Investigations Division from January to May.
Nicholson, of Sherwood, is interning in the Communications Department from September 2015 to April. Vickers is also interning in the Communications Department from January to May.