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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.


2020 West Forum Intern

Deborah Feldmann (Debs)

DebDeborah Feldmann (Debs) is a graduate student in the Master of Liberal Arts program. She graduated from Winthrop in 2017 as a post-traditional student with a major in Psychology and a minor in Art History. Debs is married and has two high-schoolers. After bringing up her boys, she recently resumed her accounting career, taking a position at the Palmetto School in Rock Hill, and volunteering in the Habitat for Humanity finance department in Charlotte. As an immigrant and new citizen (originally from the UK), Debs is interested in the American political process, signing up to be a voting poll worker and campaigning as an activist for legislative change. After graduate school, Debs plans to continue her work, volunteerism, and activism in the local area. 



2020 South Carolina Chamber of Commerce Intern

Hannah Lackey

HannahHannah Lackey is from San Antonio, Texas. She is a business administration major with a concentration in marketing and a minor in entrepreneurship. Hannah has been a member of the Winthrop Eagles Division I volleyball program all 4 years. Hannah has volunteered every fall at local elementary schools to read to children and teach them about the importance of staying active. She plans on pursuing a career in marketing specializing in business strategies and helping local businesses.



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

Last Updated: 9/15/20