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 Summer 2021 intern class includes 14 of Notre Dame’s best and brightest students. Meet one of them now.
Class of 2023
Charlie is a Finance and Economics double major from Portland, Oregon joining the LEO undergraduate team. As a Research Assistant, his main focus for the summer involves helping conduct program evaluations for homelessness prevention programs with LEO partners in Santa Clara County, California.
Charlie had this to say when we asked him why we wanted to work at LEO: “I wanted to come work at LEO because it is a perfect intersection of my skills in economics and my desire to help people at the margins of our society. At LEO, I believe I can really help people while also honing my skills in economic analysis and research in general.”
Beyond LEO, Charlie has been involved on campus with a program called Moneythink, which promotes financial literacy for students in the area. For Moneythink, before the pandemic, he went into local South Bend high schools and taught basic financial literacy such as how credit and debit cards work, how to make a savings plan, and how personal banking works.
We also asked Charlie about his favorite spot on campus: “My favorite spot on campus is St. Mary's Lake--I love going for runs around the lake.”