Maddy BerschHi! I’m Madeline, or Maddy for short. I’m a student at the University of Maryland- College Park, majoring in Arabic studies with a potential minor in Terrorism studies. I’m a member of the Honors College, the Director of Co-sponsorship for Student Entertainment Events (SEE), on University Student Judiciary’s Student Honor Council, and the Vice President of Off-Campus Affairs for the for the Humanities Society.

We are please to announce that our alumna Maddy Bersch (Summer 2009  Arabic Language Institute) has been selected for the Virtual Student Foreign Service eInternship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

Announced by Secretary Clinton at the 2009 New York University commencement speech, the Virtual Student Foreign Service is part of a growing effort by the State Department to harness technology and a commitment to global service among young people to facilitate new forms of diplomatic engagement.

Working from college and university campuses in the United States and throughout the world, eInterns (American students working virtually) are partnered with our U.S. diplomatic posts overseas and State Department domestic offices to conduct digital diplomacy that reflects the realities of our networked world.