Welcome to a different world

Deanna Campion

Deanna Campion, a senior dual political science and communication studies major, is interning with the Coalition for Juvenile Justice this fall through The Washington Center.

Moving to a city as large and fast-paced as Washington, D.C., for a semester can be a huge leap for any college student but for Deanna Campion, it was a welcomed challenge.

Campion, a senior dual political science and communication studies major, is interning with the Coalition for Juvenile Justice this fall through The Washington Center — a nonprofit organization affiliated with Bloomsburg University that provides immersive internships and academic seminars in Washington, D.C.

“I chose this internship, because their views on social justice issues align closely with mine,” Campion said of the coalition, which works to prevent juveniles from becoming involved in the courts and upholding the highest standards of care when they to enter the justice system. “I would be proud to work for an organization that fights for people who may not be able to do so on their own.”

Aside from policy research and other smaller tasks, Campion is preparing for the biannual Disproportionate Minority Contact Conference, hosted by the CJJ. Her internship will give her the opportunity to travel to multiple smaller conferences but more notably to the DMC Conference in Baltimore.

Living in Washington D.C. is also much different from where Campion grew up.

“There is so much to do that is either a 15-minute walk or a quick metro ride away,” said Campion, who grew up Weatherly. “Living here is like a different world.”

 

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