05 September 2018

This summer, Strauss Center Graduate Student Associate Claire Huitt had the opportunity to intern for the Department of State at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo. Over the course of three months, Huitt was able to work on a variety of issues and events, including writing cables and delivering demarches, planning the 2018 Independence Day festivities, and providing assistance at the US-Japan-South Korea trilateral meeting between Secretary Pompeo, Foreign Minister Kono, and Foreign Minister Kang.

Huitt explained her summer opportunity saying: “This summer was an absolutely amazing experience. I had the chance to work with some incredible officers that both took the time to teach me and allowed me to take on some responsibility for a number of projects. It’s their guidance and mentorship that truly made my summer internship such a valuable and enriching experience.”

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Huitt at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, Japan.

Huitt is a rising second year, joint degree student pursuing her J.D. at the University of Texas School of Law and her M.A. in Global Policy studies from the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Claire graduated from Southern Methodist University in 2017 with degrees in economics, political science, and public policy.

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Huitt at the American Center Japan speaking about her college experiences in the United States

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The Independence Day Reception at the Ambassador's Residence in Tokyo.