Intern Spotlight: Bridget Schippers

Author: Staff

LEO’s undergraduate interns gain real-world experience working on research to better understand and unleash effective poverty interventions. They work on all aspects of our projects including exploratory research, data analysis, project management, marketing and communications, and administration.

Our 2021 Academic Year intern class includes 12 of Notre Dame’s best and brightest students. Meet one of them now.

Meet Bridget

Class of 2024

Bridget Schippers

Bridget is an Economics major from Olathe, Kansas with minors in Philosophy, Politics, & Economics and the Hesburgh Program in Public Service. This school year she is excited to return to the LEO Marketing and Communications team as a writing intern, where she focuses on telling the human story behind so much of LEO’s powerful work.

Bridget had this to say about why she chose to work with LEO: “I was extremely drawn to LEO’s relentless optimism and mission to lift people out of poverty. My main reason for choosing Notre Dame was because I knew it would push me to be a force for good, and LEO does just that. Here research is more than just data; it’s a tangible way to help people. What really gave me a personal connection to LEO was their work with my home county. Knowing they’d made such an investment and real impact on my own community, I felt their compassion and knew I wanted to be a part of the team.”

For the upcoming school year, Bridget is looking forward to taking a deep dive into getting to know LEO’s partners as she writes project profiles on their hard work and collaborations with the LEO team.

Outside of LEO this year, Bridget is involved in student government as part of both the Sophomore Class Council as well as the Department of University Policy where she is eager to continue building an inclusive Notre Dame community.

Bridget also has a favorite spot at Notre Dame: “My favorite place on campus would probably have to be the open grassy area next to Bond Hall overlooking the lake. It’s perfect for a picnic with friends or just a relaxing view when working on homework outside.”