A Postcard From: Sophia Bokhari ’20  

Name: Sophia Bokhari 
Class Year: 2020
Major: Political Science and History
Hometown: Egg Harbor Township, N.J.

Internship Placement:  Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program at the University of Pennsylvania
Job Title: Data Collection Project Lead and Research Intern
Location: Philadelphia

What’s happening at your internship? 

I am doing research on think tanks and their role in civil society, specifically in the Middle East and North Africa regions.

Why did you apply for this internship?

I applied for this internship because an upperclassman at Bryn Mawr referred this opportunity to me. I noticed that a lot of Bryn Mawr students had participated in it, especially students with similar academic interests as myself, so I thought it would be a worthwhile experience.

 Was there anything special about how you found this internship?

I had come back to campus about a week early in the fall. One night, around midnight, I walked into Lusty Cup to print something out and I saw my friend. We ended up talking for a long time about what we did over the summer, and she told me about this internship. I think I probably would not have been so inclined to go after this opportunity had I not heard about my friend’s experience and it may not have been on my radar either.

What are three adjectives and three nouns that describe your internship experience?

Intense. Independent. Inspiring.

Challenge. Leadership. Advancement.