BrownConnect internship: In an opportunity organized through the BrownConnect initiative, public policy concentrator Hannah Rosenstein spent the summer working at Boston’s Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center.

Date August 30, 2018
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Every May, Brown students leave the classrooms of College Hill behind to pursue a wealth of transformative summer opportunities — from internships and fellowships to research projects and entrepreneurial startups.

VIDEO: Hannah Rosenstein: Putting policy into practice

Through a BrownConnect internship, Rosenstein spent the summer interning at a Boston-based refugee resettlement center.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — As a summer intern at Boston’s Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center (RIAC) — a community-based, nonprofit, grassroots human service agency that provides comprehensive services to refugees, asylees and immigrants — Brown undergraduate Hannah Rosenstein learned firsthand how on-the-ground work and relationships are essential to creating good policy. "My classes at Brown have been awesome," Rosenstein said, "and I've learned a lot, but an internship is where you can really put that into practice. The work at RIAC has definitely helped me contextualize what I've learned in the classroom." Video by Stephen Crocker.