Senior, Accounting & Management
John Fields is a senior at Bauer pursuing a double major in accounting and management. He is passionate about public policy and government and is excited to live and work in Washington D.C. during such a pivotal time for our country.
He loves food, and can’t wait to explore the restaurants in the District. After graduation Fields plans on attending law school.
Internship: The Energy and Commerce Committee, U.S. House of Representatives
Michael Scheinthal is a senior honors student studying finance with a concentration in energy at the Bauer College. He has always been very interested in the political process.
Scheinthal was very active in politics throughout high school by phone-banking and canvasing for local candidates.
“I see the Bauer in D.C. program as a chance to bring my interest in government full-circle,” he said.
He will be interning for the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which will help him better understand how policy is created.
“I think this experience presents an enormous professional development opportunity because interning with a Congressional Committee will give me an intimate understanding of the relationship between the public and private sectors,” he added.
Internship: The Peace Corps
Elizabeth Butler is excited to have been chosen as a marketing intern for the Peace Corps Office of the Third Goal. Everyday adventure has always been fundamental to the free-spirited little girl who would climb to the top of palms to see the world below.
She chose to apply for the Bauer in D.C. internship program because she loves creating adventures of her own. As an intern, she hopes to learn valuable skills that will allow her to further her mission of empowering others. She also hopes to meet new guides that will help her along life’s journey.
Part dreamer, part fashionista, part 3rd grade teacher, she is enthusiastic about many things. She loves sunshine, flora and fauna, butterfly effects, tea sipping, traveling in time, taking the plunge, and stargazing.
Internship: U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
Living and growing up in the Houston area, Brinda Penmetsa always wanted to explore other cities and take advantage of any travel opportunities possible. When she found out about the Bauer in D.C. program, she was very excited. Having visited Washington, D.C. before, she enjoyed the experiences and the memories she made in our nation’s capital.
Penmetsa saw the unique opportunity to spend a spring semester as a full time intern, essentially a way to sample what a work-life would look like in D.C., while representing the University of Houston.
“At my core, I am passionate about connecting resources and people to causes I care about,” Penmetsa said.
Penmetsa will be working as the Grant & Fundraising Intern for the U.S. Committee on Refugees and Immigrants, headquartered in Crystal City, Virginia. She hopes to learn more about the grant writing and development process, in order to better understand what a potential future career in Nonprofit Management would look like.
“I can’t wait to learn, serve and grow this semester and am very thankful to the Bauer College for the love and support,” she added.