UNT Honors College Alumnus named to White House Internship

Marcelo Ostria
Marcelo Ostria
Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 16:41

DENTON (UNT), Texas — University of North Texas Honors College alumnus Marcelo Ostria has accepted an invitation to become a fall-semester, 2012, White House Intern. 

The programs mission is to make the White House accessible to future leaders all over the nation and to prepare those who are devoted to public service for future leadership opportunities. The internship provides an opportunity to gain professional experience and build leadership skills. Interns work in one of several White House departments.

In 2008, Marcelo was one of only eighty-nine UNICEF volunteers, nation-wide, to receive a U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award from President Bush. He subsequently received another such award from President Obama. He was also a 2008-2009 National Hispanic Scholarship Fund winner and the recipient of a 2009 National Science Foundation Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates, at Oklahoma State University.   As an undergraduate, Marcelo was the 2009 Outstanding Student in International Studies and the 2010 outstanding student of the Honors College. He won a 2010 national-level Phi Kappa Phi Undergraduate Excellence Scholarship and studied in Chile, as a 2010-2011 Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar. He thereafter created, and became the founding editor of; the Roosevelt Institute’s Child Survival Journal and has published columns and articles on this and related topics in global journals and newspapers.

More information about the White House Internship Program can be found online.

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