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.
Class of 2023
Originally from Columbus, Georgia, Henry is pursuing majors in Economics and Political Science as well as a minor in Computing and Digital Technologies. This fall, he’s continuing his work on LEO’s undergraduate team as a Research Operations intern to evaluate anti-poverty initiatives alongside LEO’s staff and faculty.
Henry explained that one of the special benefits of returning to LEO is that he gets to see the outcomes of his previous work: “I am looking forward to continuing work on my projects and seeing how the data sets I worked on this summer will yield results. I am excited that the work we are doing is going to impact the future of online learning and help children in recovering some of the education that was lost from remote schooling during the pandemic. I have loved working so closely with Connor Chapkis on this project and really appreciate all his guidance on this project as well.”
We asked Henry why he first was drawn to LEO.
“I chose LEO because of its mission,” he explained. “Working at LEO allows me to use my research skills and knowledge of economics to make a positive impact in the world around me. I am motivated to fight to end poverty and believe that creating more efficient government programs and nonprofits is a very realistic and encouraging avenue to do so.”
On campus, Henry is currently the Vice President of Keenan Hall where he’s excited to plan dorm programming and social events.
We asked Henry about his favorite spot at Notre Dame: “My favorite spot on campus to hang out with friends is either North Quad or the lakes. North Quad is a great spot to throw a football around and relax, and the lakes are great for taking a walk and catching up with friends.”