Internship with Nathan Associates: June Roundup

We are entering the second week of July and it is crazy to think that the summer is nearly halfway over! My internship at Nathan Associates in D.C. has been keeping me busy and there is always something to do in the city as well.

Congressional Baseball Game 2015

President Obama attended the annual Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., June 11, 2015. (Photographer Kevin Alvarado, Pacific Alum ’15)

At Nathan, in the Infrastructure Planning & Economics department, I have been primarily working on project proposals, as a large portion of the consulting business is dependent upon receiving new projects. This has included helping to research location specific economic information and analyzing current logistics infrastructure in the proposed project space. Additionally, I have been able to assist on projects that Nathan teams are currently working on and as their clients range from the World Bank and Asian Development Bank to government ministries around the world, I have been exposed to many of Nathan’s different partner organizations.

In addition to work in the office, I have the opportunity to attend some of D.C.’s many events and sit in on lectures. Dr. John Beyer, a Pacific alum, took myself and some of the interns to the weekly National Economists Club luncheon where we saw the former Prime Minister and current Ambassador of Iceland, Geir H. Haarde, speak on Iceland during the financial crisis. It was a great experience to see firsthand, especially after taking Dr. King’s International Finance course last semester!

After work and on the weekends there are plenty of things to do and see in D.C. One of the highlights of the summer is the Congressional Baseball game that is held every year at the Nationals’ stadium! It’s a fundraiser for charity where congressman/women compete in a Democrat v. Republican game. This year was the 54th annual game and even President Obama came out to watch!

The summer is off to a great start and I am looking forward to the second half!

-Courtney Bye

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