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Meet Sagamore's Summer 2022 Interns

Sagamore is committed to developing the next generation of young leaders with a creative vision to pursue the common good and advance human flourishing. We welcome the following students who share a passion for championing free enterprise, fostering individual opportunity, and expanding democracy. 

about The internship program

  • Sagamore hosts interns throughout the year.
  • Interns partner with a Senior Fellow or staff member whose professional focus coincides with the applicant’s area of interest.
  • Interns access professional development opportunities and partners covering current public policy issues.
  • Interns tap into Sagamore’s network of scholars, staff, and community leaders.


  • Applicants are ordinarily at least a rising sophomore; recent college graduates, master’s students, and law students are encouraged to apply as well.
  • Applicants must be able to work at least one semester. Preference may be given to applicants who are interested in longer-term internships.
  • International students authorized to work in the United States are also eligible.

Watch the video below featuring one of our alumna discussing her experience in the Sagamore Internship Program.

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Andrew Bruner • Policy Center Research

Andrew Bruner is a native of Upland, Indiana, who is passionate about problem-solving, advocacy, and economic development with interests in both public and private sectors. Andrew is a rising Junior at Taylor University, where he plans to graduate with a BS in Political Science, Philosophy, and Economics with Information Systems and Analytics. His interests outside of school include daydreaming, playing strategy games, listening to indie rock music, following oil markets, spending time with friends and family, and using the Oxford comma. After graduating from Taylor, Andrew plans to pursue a master’s program or fellowship oriented around leadership development, public policy, or business entrepreneurship. At Sagamore Institute, Andrew is excited to participate at the forefront of public policy and to learn from some of the best in the field.

Denise Chisveto • Africa Rising Research

Denise Chisveto is currently enrolled as an LL.M student in the World Trade law track at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of law. She completed her Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree from the University of Eswatini (formerly known as Swaziland) in 2019 where she found a niche in international trade and investment law. Outside of school, Denise is interested in volunteer work, traveling, listening to music, and exploring nature. Denise is looking forward to working at Sagamore this summer to further her interests in policy research and international development, especially in Africa. She also hopes to gain knowledge and practical experience to enhance her career and pursue her passion for improving communities and individuals’ lives.

Jackson Hern • Policy Center Research

Jackson Hern is a rising junior at Clemson University in South Carolina pursuing a B.A.’s in Economics and Political Science. He is extremely extroverted, an avid skier, and a sports enthusiast. He also enjoys being outdoors with friends anytime he can! After undergrad, he plans to attend law school to study constitutional law. He is most looking forward to honing in on specific policy interests through exploring Sagamore’s work around Indianapolis and around the globe.

John Maier • Africa Rising Research

John Maier is a rising sophomore at Princeton University where he studies history. His typical school interests are related to early Christianity, but he is also interested in public policy. During his internship at Sagamore, he is most looking forward to learning more about Liberia and policies related to developing countries.

Mac Scully • Africa Rising Research

Mac Scully is originally from the United States. He has recently relocated to Kenya, hoping that he would be able to experience opportunities that would allow him to grow both personally and professionally. He has been conducting research on a local program in Nairobi. He is looking forward to learning from researchers at the Sagamore Institute.