NSPC Announces 2023 Summer Interns

Each spring the NSPC recruits students through a rigorous application process to conduct research on pressing national security problems during our summer internship program. Selected students work under the supervision of Claire Oto and receive input and guidance from the NSPC faculty and directors. The goal of this program is to deepen and expand students’ understanding of complex national security policy issues while strengthening their research and writing skills. Students who join the research team receive compensation and become an integral part of the NSPC team, many staying on to act as research assistants during the academic year. This summer our interns will focus on projects related to civil-military relations and deterrence.

The Summer 2023 Interns are:



Charles Campbell 

Charles is from Atlanta, Georgia, double majoring in Economics and Public Policy & Leadership. His areas of interest include national security & defense, economic development, international relations, and sustainable energy. Upon graduation, he hopes to join the foreign service or pursue a career in the national security field. 







Carson Crenshaw 

Carson Crenshaw is currently a third-year from Charlotte, North Carolina majoring in Government and minoring in Data Science. She will also begin her graduate coursework in the fall of 2023 as she pursues a Master’s in Public Policy at the Frank Batten School. Her academic interests include the intersection of data analytics and public policy, as well as policy on democratic reform and environmentalism. In her free time, Carson writes for UVA’s Journal of American Politics and holds a starting position on the Virginia Women’s Rugby team. 







Trisha Ghosh

Trisha Ghosh is a rising third-year student from Woodbridge, Virginia majoring in Leadership and Public Policy and minoring in History. Her areas of interest include international relations, humanitarian and human rights law, counterterrorism, and national security policy. 







Jonathan Hagy

Jonathan Hagy is a third year from Abingdon, Virginia, in the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. He is majoring in Public Policy and Leadership with a minor in Spanish. His areas of interest are national security, energy, and environmental policy as well as foreign affairs. Upon graduation he plans to attend law school. 







Dao Tran

Dao Tran is a second-year from Centreville, Virginia, majoring in Foreign Affairs and minoring in French. Her areas of interest include international relations, international law, and military law. Upon graduation, Dao plans on attending law school.