Idol Family Fellowship enables students to complete virtual internships during pandemic

International political economy major Sofía Abreu (SFS’21) recently shared thoughts on her experience as an Idol Family Fellow during this particularly turbulent summer. Abreu, a first-generation immigrant from Venezuela, is preparing to start her final year at Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service—and looking to build her skill set for the job market.

Made possible by a $5 million gift from the Idol Family Foundation, the Idol Family Fellowship Program provides first-generation and low-income undergraduates with financial and programmatic support as they participate in summer internships. This summer, the fellowship has enabled Abreu to do remote work as a debt and fiscal governance intern at the Emerging Markets Investors Alliance, a nonprofit headquartered in New York.

Watch a video interview with Abreu below and read more about her experience as the co-student director for this year’s Fellows.

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