Internship offers full-circle experience
Monday, September 14, 2009
Frank Szollosi (Annenberg Intern) came to the Ford School to 'sharpen his policy chops.' He joined the MPP class of 2010 with experience as a congressional press secretary, a political consultant, and a seven-year member of the Toledo City Council.
Szollosi's interest in climate change, cities, and a post-Kyoto international climate agreement led him to an internship with the U.S. State Department's Office of Global Change (EGC). While with the EGC, Szollosi was able to attend a round of negotiations of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Bonn, Germany. The UNFCCC was full-circle experience for Szollosi. "Negotiations are all just a matter of scale," he said. "Whether it's a small city or the UN, you try to find common interests, agreed upon goals, and communicate with each other."