Political Science and Law

Montclair State University student Margaret Ochner (Political Science and Jurisprudence) was selected to participate in the Virtual Student Foreign Service Internship with the U.S. State Department.

Margaret was a student in the class POLS416: US in the World: Turkey, Europe, and the Middle East. The class was a groundbreaking initiative between Montclair State University, Bilkent University, Turkey and the U.S. Department of State to create the first-ever interactive classroom partnership with State Department¬ís Virtual Student Foreign Service.  More on the class can be found at http://www.montclair.edu/news/article.php?ArticleID=11111&ChannelID=7

Announced by former Secretary Clinton in 2009, the Virtual Student Foreign Service is part of an effort by the State Department to harness technology and a commitment to global service among young people to facilitate new forms of diplomatic engagement.

This is highly competitive internship-- 2630 applications have been received for the 276 projects posted this year.

Congratulations, Margaret!