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Marygold Severn-Walsh '99, a Reed College senior international and comparative policy studies major focusing on economics, has been selected as a junior fellow for the 1999-2000 program year at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C. Severn-Walsh is one of only 12 students chosen each year to participate in of this paid internship program.

Severn-Walsh will be working in the area of economic reform with Nancy Birdsall, a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment. Birdsall has worked at the Inter-American Development Bank and the World Bank, and is a lecturer at Johns Hopkins University. Severn-Walsh will attend graduate school after completing her internship; she plans on studying international economic policy at either the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies or the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.

While at Reed Severn-Walsh worked for the World Affairs Council through Reed's work study program. She says she's "very interested in the globalization process, specifically how global conditions affect small communities" like her tiny hometown of Philo, California. She is dedicated to improving the lives of immigrants, upon whom the American economy relies and whose abuse she has witnessed firsthand. Working at the Carnegie Endowment allows her to put that dedication into practice.

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, one of the world's leading think tanks specializing in foreign affairs, conducts programs of research, discussion, publication, and education in international relations and U.S. foreign policy, including the publication of Foreign Policy magazine. The junior fellows program at the Carnegie Endowment is designed to provide a substantive work experience for students who have a serious career interest in the area of international affairs. Junior fellows provide research assistance to Carnegie Endowment associates working on worldwide projects on non-proliferation, democracy, international economics, immigration, and research on regional areas.