Intern Reflection: Lucy Duan

Friday, December 8, 2017
Saying Goodbye to our Intern Lucy Duan
Each semester, Lutheran Services in America hosts 1-4 interns to support our External Affairs and Member Engagement teams from Lutheran College Washington Semester (LCWS). The Lutheran College Washington Semester is a small, personalized internship program in Washington, DC where students live, study, and intern while earning a full semester of academic credit from their college. 
This winter semester we were connected with Lucy Duan, an international rising senior at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. Lucy was nothing shy of amazing, a great "can-do" spirit met with a smile when given new tasks and projects. While we are sad to see Lucy's last day approach, we are excited for her future endeavors and wish her the best of luck during her senior year.
 Read Lucy's reflection on her time in DC with Lutheran Services in America:

"Coming to DC and interning with Lutheran Services in America has been one of the best decisions I have made in college. This has definitely been the highlight of my college experience.
I am very thankful for having the opportunity to work with all of the staff members who provided enormous guidance and support to me during my internship. A special thanks to the Membership Engagement team because they put a huge effort in tailoring the internship towards my interest in data analytics. I have explored the role of data analytics intersectioning between social services and business. As a result of this experience, I decided to apply for a Master's degree in Business Analytics for graduate school. 
After residing in DC for three months, I have come to really appreciate what this small but highly diverse city offers. I enjoyed seeing people posing for pictures, reporting news and even demonstrating in front of the Capitol and Supreme Court buildings while on my way to the office or heading home every day. I will miss my internship with Lutheran Services in America and my time in DC. I hope to come back again sometime in the future. Thank you again!"

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