The West Forum sponsors an annual internship with a government agency or other political organization. The internship is available in spring semester, and it is open to all Winthrop University graduate and undergraduate students, regardless of field of study. Applications for the internships are available each fall semester. The West Forum intern receives a cash reward from the West Forum and may also receive academic credit for the internship.


2022 South Carolina Chamber of Commerce Intern

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Joseph Yakabowskas

Joseph is a double major in economics and political science from Concord, NC. He is a member of the Omicron Delta Epsilon Honor Society, and plans to pursue a Masters in economics after graduating from Winthrop.


2022 South Carolina Realtors Association Intern

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Abigail Perito

Abigail is a political science major with a minor in professional writing from Murrells Inlet, SC. Her goal after graduation is to continue to promote education for a sustainable and peaceful global community. She has written for The Johnsonian and interned at the SC Biomass Council, and is currently active in the Students of Environmental Actions Coalition and the College Panhellenic Council.


To see previous interns, please check out the Intern Archive page.