Monique Walker is a senior majoring in Global Studies and Political Science. After an extremely competitive process, she has been selected to intern at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, which is based in Washington D.C., for their Africa Capacity Building Program for the fall semester.
Due to the coronavirus, the position will operate completely online. The four core issues that the Africa program covers are: Good governance and leadership; Conflict prevention, peacebuilding, and security; Trade, investment, and sustainable development; and lastly Africa's evolving role in the global arena. Monique's role is the Director's Office Intern where she will be working closely along with the Program Director and her assistant in assisting with any tasks they need. Most of her responsibilities will include conducting research for the director, drafting talking points, creating event summaries, finding speakers for events, administrative and logistical support, creating blog posts for their publication Africa Up Close, and overall helping run events that the Africa Program will be hosting. Some of the projects that she will get to help work with include: The Southern Voices Network for Peacebuilding, Brown Capital Management Africa Forum, Sudan's Working Group, Africa Year in Review, Africa Up Close, and hosting an event with Congresswoman Karen Bass.