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JUNE 2016




AFSA Sponsors

Summer Intern at State

AFSA has once again col-

laborated with the Thursday

Luncheon Group to support

a minority college student

for a 10-week internship at

the Department of State.

Established in 1992, this pro-

gram has since brought 26

students to Washington, D.C.,

for an enriching professional


This year’s TLG intern,

Camille Swinson, is a

senior at Spelman College

in Atlanta, Georgia, where

she is pursuing a major in

international studies and a

minor in Spanish language.

Camille will be the first TLG

intern to work on the Brazil

desk—just in time for a

busy summer with the Rio


Camille has a strong

interest in international

diplomacy and aspires to

become a Foreign Service

officer. She is passionate

about gender-based human

rights issues, as demon-

strated by her past intern-

ships with DC Rape Crisis

Center and Innocents at


This summer also marks

the third year of collabora-

tion between AFSA and the

Hispanic Employees Council

of the Foreign Affairs Agen-

cies on a similar program

benefitting a deserving

minority student as they

pursue an internship with

the Department of State.

This year’s HECFAA

interns are in the final

stages of the selection

process; we look forward to

introducing them to you in a

future edition of AFSA News.

AFSA greatly appreci-

ates its strong relationship

with both HECFAA and

TLG. Special thanks go to

their respective leaders,

Francisco Palmieri and

Stacy Williams, as well as

the very supportive staff

in the Bureau of Human

Resources’ Office of Recruit-

ment, Examination and


We look forward to pro-

viding similar opportunities

for many more students in

the future.


—Briar Blount,

Communications Intern