Truman Student Interns with U.S. Treasury

Michael P. Dial, a junior economics major, is participating in an internship program this semester with the United States Department of Treasury in Washington, D.C.

Dial underwent a rigorous application process and competed against students nationwide to earn the internship. He was notified of his acceptance into the position with the Treasury in the Office of Economic Policy last November.

The 15-week-long internship began Jan. 5 and includes plenty of hands-on experience. Dial will be covering congressional hearings and think tank events, writing short reports for the economists in the office and also aiding with research.

David Gillette, professor of economics, informed Dial of the internship opportunity and encouraged him to apply.
“He is an excellent student. I am not surprised that he got [the internship],” Gillette said.

According to Gillette, since the fall of 2004, 12 Truman students have participated in the internship with the Department of Treasury.

Based on his experience, Dial offered advice to other internship hopefuls.

“Being able to write well is the most important skill to be able to show when you apply to an internship,” he said.

Dial plans to apply for a summer internship with Edward Jones and then return to Truman next fall for his senior year.

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