Bronner ’14 at Foreign Policy Group – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Bronner ’14 at Foreign Policy Group

This summer, Kristyna Bronner ’14 will have the opportunity to live and work in Washington, D.C., as a communications intern at Women’s Foreign Policy Group (WFPG). The nonprofit group is an independent, nonpartisan, educational membership organization that promotes global engagement and the leadership, visibility and participation of women in international affairs.

In her position, Bronner will focus on the production of the WFPG newsletter and communication materials, media outreach, webpage design/updates in addition to research, and other duties.

The Salisbury Center for Career Services and Professional Development assisted Bronner in landing the placement. In addition, she was awarded the Salisbury Endowed Internship Award and a grant from the Office of the President to help cover her expenses.  “I used Career Services as a resource throughout the process. Everyone at Career Services was a great help.”

Bronner is a double major in writing and rhetoric and international relations with a minor in Asian studies. She hopes that the internship will merge all of her interests.  “My long-term career goals are to combine my interest in international affairs with my passion for writing. Working at Women’s Foreign Policy Group will give me valuable experience in the international relations field and help me to build on my writing and researching skills. I know that working there will expose me to many amazing women leaders and teach me more about foreign policy and the role that women play in it.”

In the past, Bronner interned at the Republican newspaper in Springfield, Mass., as an editorial intern and as a writer for a college planning website, CollegEnquirer. “These internship experiences, in addition to my experiences at the Colleges have helped me to set my goals for the future.” 

Bronner cites her study abroad experience in Hong Kong as a motive in pursuing the internship with WFPG. “Living and studying in Hong Kong made me more interested than ever in foreign policy. I applied for the internship while I was still abroad.”

On campus, Bronner works for the Office of Advancement as a student caller and as a writer for the Office of Communications. She is a member of the Laurel Society, Women’s Collective, and a Writing Colleague.