USFSP Student Wins Coveted White House Internship

USFSP's Tyler Lewis is living his dream at the White House this semester.

USFSP’s Tyler Lewis is living his dream at the White House this semester.

Tyler Lewis, a Junior in USFSP’s Political Science program, is interning at the White House this spring. Lewis is working alongside students from some of the nation’s top universities, including Columbia, Harvard and Cornell. He is a student of Judithanne Scourfield-McLauchlan, associate professor of Political Science and founding director of the Center for Civic Engagement.

“Tyler’s opportunity to work at the White House is a rare and treasured internship placement,” said Dr. Scourfield-McLauchlan. “It is with a special pride as one of his professors that I congratulate Tyler on this prized and exceptionally competitive internship opportunity.”

“What an incredible leadership training experience!,” added Frank Biafora, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. “The White House Internship is one of the most prestigious of its kind, and we are very proud to have Tyler represent us with his Green and Gold Bull’s Pride!”

Lewis is an Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America and an active member of the Pinellas County Democratic Party. Upon graduation, he plans to pursue a master’s degree in political science or public administration. “Going to work every day at the White House complex is a dream come true, and I could not be more ready to take on the challenges and experiences that await me,” he said.