CharlottaPaarnilaCharlotta Paarnila

Internship:  Talk Radio News Service, 2013
From: Finland, Helsinki

What are you doing now?
I’m starting my studies in university in the field of journalism and American studies soon in Holland, considering I did my internship a little younger than is usual.

What’s your favorite memory about living in DC?
My job was amazing and I got a chance to meet some very interesting and admirable people. I was lucky enough to have such good friends that I keep in touch with regardless the ridiculously long distance between us. The time that I spent in DC was an incredible experience and I wish to be back someday!

Any advice for students from abroad coming to DC?
The thought of moving to a new country all by yourself can be a little scary at first but it will be the best decision of your life! Before starting your new job, make sure to be well- informed of the company you will be interning and don’t be afraid to ask questions and put yourself out there. Eventually it’s really up to you how much you’ll learn during your internship.



KarlaNavarroKarla Navarro Dominguez

Internship:  Organization of American States (OAS) 2014
From: Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

What you are doing now?
Working and looking for a masters degree program.

Favorite memory about living in DC?
The friends I made!

Any advice for students from abroad coming to DC?
Enjoy every moment, every experience, like is the last one, go to every place you can, if you can do other than sleep, just do it. Be happy!