Madi Wickett: "My internship at the Carter Center has allowed me to use all of the skills I’ve built at Georgia Tech, including both my liberal arts education in international affairs and French and the technical background I gained from my minor in Computing & Intelligence. First-hand experience of how development, security, and theory manifest themselves and impact the international community has been an invaluable learning experience. I have also seen the realities of working in an international non-profit and been able to speak with professionals in my desired field about graduate school and career planning. The IAC Experiential Education Stipend helped me pursue an internship that highlights my research interests and what I’ve learned in the classroom. Without the stipend, I would have stayed at my on-campus job instead of gaining an incredible educational experience."