Class of 2001


Young Leaders Class of 2001 at the U.S. Capitol.
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The following is a list of Young Leaders who are participated in the 2001 program along with their summer placements. Names are linked to Web Journals that record their experiences in Washington, DC.

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Young Leader Office Placement
Diarmuid Cahill Young Leaders Office
Ursula Devine Richfield Productionsfull service video, film and new media production company. Intern will gain experience in all aspects of production, marketing, and day-to-day office management.
Diane Compton (Class of 2000)
Eamon Devlin Susan Davis Internationala full-service PR agency. Most of our clients come from the non-profit sector. Intern would gain hands-on experience and honest look at inner workings of a PR agency. Intern must be communicative, open to constructive criticism and a team player. (New this year.)
Kate Devlin C-SPAN – a private non-profit public affairs network. We offer live and taped coverage of public affairs with no editing or commenting. Intern would assist in one of many areas including marketing, education, programming, media relations.
Colette Murphy (Class of 2000)
Elaine Dunne Rep. Jack Quinn—Rep. the 30th district of New York. We provide constituent services as related to federal services. Interns attend committee hearings, brief staff members, conduct tours of the capitol, provide general clerical assistance. Intern needs good time management a good sense of humor!
Andrea Erskine U.S. Conference of MayorsThe United States Conference of Mayors is the official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. There are about 1,100 such cities in the country today. Each city is represented in the Conference by its chief elected official, the mayor. Intern will be involved in a variety of issues and projects.
Pauline Fee Northern Ireland Bureau—The intern will assist the diplomatic staff in an embassy-type role. He/she will prepare papers, organize functions, and must feel comfortable among diplomatic professionals and senior U.S. officers.The work will be in a new unit that represents a new beginning for Northern Ireland in a U.S. context.
Angela Flanagan Rep. James Walsh—Rep. From New York. Interns will respond to constituent requests, assist the member on specific projects, attend briefings and hearings. We are open to intern’s interests—we have a learning process with everyone.
Adam Gadd (Class of 2000)
Diane Halley Street Law, Inc.--Street Law is practical, participatory education about law, democracy and human rights. Through its philosophy and programs, Street Law empowers people to transform democratic ideals into citizen action.
John Mackell (Class of 2000)
Pamela Jess Center for Policy Alternatives, Women and the Economy Program—dedicated to advancing a women-led economic agenda for America based on women’s economic strength and potential. CPA is a non-profit voice for progressive policy across all 50 states, a non-partisan think-tank.. Intern needs excellent research, written and verbal skills.
Kathryn Walls (Class of 2000)
Christopher Johnston Environmental Protection Agencyour part of EPA surveys nearly 20,000 companies that generate, treat or transport hazardous waste. An intern would be assigned to a specific report or publication and might be asked to help research new desktop analytical software. Interns are encouraged to "shadow" senior staff.
Sabrina McCarron (Class of 2000)
Tristen Kelso Rep. Donald Payne—Rep. from New Jersey, works on education and the workforce and International Relations.
Brian Koelmeyer Sen. Hillary Clinton—newly elected Senator from New York. (New this year.)
Conor Magowan Rep. Richard Neal—Representative from Massachusetts. Everyone on staff assists the Congressman with his legislative agendas. Interns will assist with researching legislation, attending committee meetings, conducting capitol tours, answering phones and general errands.
Brenda McConville (Class of 2000)
Quinton Mayne Sen. Chris Dodd—Sen. From Connecticut, for over 20 years a champion of issues affecting children and families. His role on Senate Foreign relations committee focuses on Latin America, Cuba and Northern Ireland. Intern will work with legislative staff on research on bills, drafting correspondence, responding to constituents.
Helen Morrison (Class of 2000)
Kieran McCartan Rep. John Dingell—Representative from Michigan. Intern would do administrative work such as opening mail, answering phones; legislative work such as writing constituent letters, attending briefings and press work such as writing press releases.
Nicola McComb Dept. of Education Office of Non-public Education—a liaison to the private school community in the U.S. Intern will be involved in activities like researching a topic of importance to private schools, assisting with planning our annual conference, crafting responses to letters, attending meetings. (New Administration, new staff.)
Niamh McCourt (Class of 2000)
Niamh McCourt Project Children Office—"Project Children takes away a generation of despair and builds a new experience of hope, healing and reconciliation - one child at a time....."
Emma Gibney
(Class of 2000)
Aidan McKenna Doug Duncan Montgomery Co. Ex.—elected head of the executive branch of local county of 850,000 population. Intern will work with community outreach and with staff on community related projects. Intern will get a close look at some of the functions of local government administration.
Mark Rowney (Class of 2000)
Ryan Moffett AFL-CIO—American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations—National body of U.S. labor organizations. Intern will work in department of field mobilization involved in activities of labor organizations around the country. Intern will gain broad experience in all aspects of the organization. (New this year.)
Mary Morgan Rep. Joe Crowley—Representative from New York. Interns attend hearings, research, attend briefings, write constituent mail and general office assistance. Need great interpersonal skills.
Emer Currie (Class of 2000)
Lisa Mulgrew Battelle—a non-profit research company that also operates 4 labs for the Dept. of Energy. Intern will work in External Relations office and will attend and write reports on Congressional hearings, press briefings, etc. Interns are treated as full members of our staff. (New this year.)
Emer O’Flaherty Dept. of Energy, Gen. CounselGen. Counsel is chief legal office for the U.S. Dept. of Energy. (A wide range of opportunity is available here—this is a new staff with the new administration, so the intern can shape own experience. Enthusiastic about getting an intern.)
John Devaney (Class of 2000)
Alan Patrick O’Sullivan Hart Researcha national public opinion polling firm for a variety of clients from labor unions to NBC news. The office is so dynamic, there is always something to do. We offer interns an inside view of survey research, especially as it pertains to American political campaigns and public and media relations.
Colin Riordan (Class of 2000)
Sarah Therese Quinlan Viet Nam Veterans of America Foundation Communications Dept.—Focus on public education. Our mission is to spread info about landmines and their destruction. Intern would assist spokesperson in gathering info, create fact sheets, handle media inquiries. Enthusiasm, belief in human rights. (New this year.)
Alastair Sinclair International Finance Corp. IFC—the private sector investment arm of the World Bank, promoting private sector investment in developing countries. Intern would assist in preparation of annual report. He/she will learn about our investment activities throughout the world and gain exposure to the political issues.
Paddy Graham (Class of 2000)
Anthony Sloan Teleglobe—Telecommunications company that provides voice, video and data services to businesses. Intern will work with the Product Director on systems engineering, program and product management, marketing and development. (New this year.)
Jonathan Small Rep. Peter Kinga member of the House of Representatives from NY in his 5th term. Interns are exposed to a number of great experiences! They can attend hearings, press conferences, see congress in action. Interns in writing letters to constituents, attend hearings, assist with filing, etc.
Niall Fox (Class of 2000)
Katherine Twamley Coalition to Stop Gun Violencea national grass-roots organization fostering national and local action to stop gun violence. Intern would assist staff in monitoring legislation, developing lobbying materials, conduct research, help organize events. It is a great opportunity to see the inner workings of grassroots lobbying in Washington.
Jonathan Kerr (Class of 2000)
Kathryn Walls Young Leaders Office
Diarmaid Ward Rep. Ed Markey—Rep. from Massachusetts. Office responds to constituent needs, and interns will assist in office and admin., attend hearings, prepare briefings, answer phones.
Ruairi Macdonald (Class of 2000)
Gillian Watson Habitat for Humanity—Washington office helps build relations and partnerships with other organizations. We allow our intern to take their interests and needs and let them for a project on their own. Interns in our office are part of our team and have the opportunity to participate more than most other positions.
Jennifer Hampton (Class of 2000)


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