CINA scholar, Tasheonna Walton, an Information Systems and Operations Management major at George Mason University, was selected for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) internship in summer 2021.
During the internship, Walton assisted and collaborated with TSA-DHS Performance Management members through a variety of opportunities. She participated in meetings and discussion with TSA customers and performed basic data analysis, reviewing data sets to identify inconsistencies and provide improvement recommendations.
“An internship in my opinion provides students their first professional job experience if they haven’t had one; to learn about workplace culture, experience into a field/subject matter they want to pursue and soft professionalism skills needed and utilized beyond the experience.” said Christina Perrin, a program analyst with TSA Security Operations – Performance Management at TSA HQ.
Internship opportunities at TSA allow students to develop skills and talents while blending their academic studies with federal work. Student interns may be involved in public policy and administration, civil rights and liberties, assisting with projects related to global strategies and policies, business and financial management, information technology, human resources, communications, engineering, supporting the mission of security operations, and the Federal Air Marshal service.
To learn more about these CINA Scholar opportunities contact us at CINA@gmu.edu.