White House intern

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Oct. 30, 2013Vikram Mandelia is using his internship at the White House to explore federal service opportunities.

A senior from the College of Engineering is spending his autumn working at the White House in Washington, D.C.

Vikram Mandelia is among the 145 students currently serving in the White House Internship Program for fall 2013. Mandelia, of Southfield, Mich., is a double major in Mechanical Engineering and English.

“It has been an amazing experience so far to have a firsthand look at how the administration serves the country,” Mandelia said. “As an engineer, I feel extremely lucky to have the opportunity to have a window into federal service and witness how the public and private sectors interact.”

At Michigan State, Mandelia has been both a participant and a peer leader for the Cornerstone and Residential Experience (CoRe) program. His activities have included participation on the Red Cedar Review and the campus orchestra. His internship was arranged through the English department.

Two students from MSU and two from the University of Michigan are among the latest group of White House interns working in the Obama administration.