Political Science and International Studies double-major Morgan Godfrey is the fourth recipient of the W.N. Looper Award. The award is sponsored by 1983 alumna Ann Looper Pryor and provides $3,000 to help cover the costs associated with interning in Washington, D.C. This summer, the sophomore will intern with the Department of State’s Bureau of African Affairs in the Office of U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan.
Godfrey is interested in the legal and humanitarian aspects of this internship and aspires to eventually study international and humanitarian law. She is looking forward to building connections within the State Department as she hopes to work for the federal government. Godfrey noted that Dr. Chris Day’s Model African Union and First Year Experience courses were instrumental in her decision to apply for this internship. She also gained a tremendous understanding of international relations in Dr. Max Kovalov’s Model United Nations course. In fact, she and her classmates won every possible award at a recent Model UN conference in Atlanta. Consequently, Godfrey is now in the process of establishing a Model UN Club on campus.
Godfrey is very grateful to Ms. Pryor for funding this invaluable opportunity and also noted the positive impact that Professors Carmichael, Goettsches, Day, Knotts, and Kovalov have had in her college career and internship search. She noted, “The professors at the College have given me the confidence, skills, and help I need to succeed not only academically but professionally as well. I have been so blessed to have professors who are willing to take time out of their busy schedule to discuss my interests in a variety of areas including law school, internship opportunities, and even just how my day is going.” Godfrey expressed thanks for the advice she has gotten saying, “I feel as if I have so many mentors to choose from here at Charleston, all of whom offer a different skill set to help me reach my goals.”