Our Interns – Spring 2014

robertRobert McIver is currently a senior at the University of Nevada, and is majoring in Criminal Justice and minoring in Japanese. Has studied abroad in Hiroshima, Japan for 5 months and has become conversional in Japanese. He loves to travel, learn about other cultures, and feel more connected with the world around him. He plans on going to graduate school to obtain a masters in International Relations or Public Policy. Hopes to one day work for the UN, an International Organization, or live in Japan working in an Embassy. By interning at the Northern Nevada International Center, he strives to learn more about the world and hopes that it may open new doors into the international field.

carolineCaroline Altom recently graduated from Brigham Young University—Hawaii in December 2013 with a B.A. in International Cultural Studies with Communications and a minor in Hospitality and Tourism. Her deep passion for traveling and exploring other cultures influenced her studies and she hopes to carry that with her throughout her life and career. Caroline interned at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa in the summer of 2013, which gave her hospitality experience. Interning at the NNIC will give the international experience she desires. After completing her internship with the NNIC, Caroline would like to enter the Hospitality and Tourism field with the goal of finding a position that will allow her to apply her cultural experience, whether with international guests or in an international location.

josephJoseph Metzgar is a senior at the University of Nevada, Reno and is majoring in International Affairs with a minor in French.  Joe has traveled all around the world while serving in the United Stated Army for six years prior to attending the University of Nevada, Reno.  He plans on continuing his career in the field of international security and conflict resolution. He plans on working with one of the United States Agencies for International Development or United Nations programs in conflict resolution. This will be his first semester at the NNIC and he is greatly looking forward to meeting more international visitors and showing them what Reno has to offer.

benBen Clark became involved in politics in 2010 after shadowing his mother’s lobbying efforts in Carson City. This inspired him to attend UNR, dual majoring in Political Science and International Affairs. After getting a taste of campaign politics while coordinating multiple campaigns on campus in the 2012 election cycle, Ben hoped to find a less partisan way of participating in both foreign and domestic politics. At the advice of his comparative politics professor, he applied for the Lucattelli internship in the hopes of finding a path toward a professional, nonpartisan job. Upon completing his four year bachelor degree, Ben plans to attain a Master’s degree in publ