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Internship offers full-circle experience

Frank Szollosi

Frank Szollosi

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."

Below is a formatted version of this article from State & Hill, the magazine of the Ford School. View entire Fall 2009 State & Hill here.

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