Meet CWA’s Ronald Reagan Memorial Internship Summer Interns

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Hello! My name is Jaelyn Morgan, and I am currently interning with Concerned Women for America (CWA) in the International Affairs Department.

I am absolutely thrilled to be working with this faith-based, conservative organization. I am similarly convicted about CWA’s seven core issues and love how they combine prayer with action, living out the Biblical worldview by pushing for policies that adhere to Biblical principles. Working with CWA has been a refreshing experience. It has shown me there are many Christians locally and nationwide who still believe in Biblical principles and see their practical connection to conservative policy. I have been rejuvenated seeing CWA leaders and supporters voting, supporting, and raising awareness about issues that can steer our country in a direction that honors God and honors people, made in His Image.

Throughout this internship, I have been learning a lot about current international affairs and U.S. foreign policy. I have learned the reasoning for our nation’s current stance toward other countries, such as China, Iran, and Israel and have also been exposed to issues of which I had never heard.

Perhaps the most eye-opening issue I have researched is the persecution of the Uyghurs in China. I was shocked to learn that the government is not only trying to wipe out this minority’s faith and identity through re-education camps but is also forcing medical sterilization and abortions on their women to shrink the Uyghur population over time. God has really humbled me before Him by exposing to me the vastness of injustice in the world and the immense human rights violations that go on everywhere, every day. I am so thankful to serve a God who cares deeply for us and who continuously raises up individuals who fear Him to fight for the dignity of each human being in these situations. Without hope in God’s justice, these situations seem overwhelming. But with a worldview grounded in Him, we are strong enough to learn more about these issues and stand up for these people in prayer paired with action. God has definitely used CWA to expose me to these issues and to learn how to respond and work within them as well.

Next spring, I plan to graduate from Liberty University with a Bachelor’s in Christian Theology and Apologetics. After that, I am prayerfully considering law school with a concentration in K-12 education policy or obtaining a master’s degree in policy administration. My dream job is to work in developing and implementing a research-based K-12 curriculum on critical thinking. Long term, I would love to work in implementing this curriculum at the grassroots level, helping local districts incorporate it into their schools in a practical way and conducting follow-up research to make improvements in the future.

I am so thankful to CWA for increasing my awareness of conservatism and showing me the value of a grassroots approach! This internship has changed my life and enabled me to live out my faith in new and improved ways. I am so grateful to work under the amazing national staff that composes CWA, and for the lovely friendships I have made with my fellow interns, Lindsey and Natalie.

Here are a few of the articles that Jaelyn write for CWA during her summer internship:

U.S. Relationship with World Health Organization will be Determined by This Year’s Presidential Election

Defunding World Health Organization is Necessary; Here’s Why

Meet CWA’s Ronald Reagan Memorial Internship Summer Interns

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Hello! I am Natalie Panettiere, and I have the pleasure of being the Communications and Field Operations intern this summer with Concerned Women for America (CWA).

My faith in the Lord is the most important aspect of my life. I am so thankful for parents who have led and guided me in the way of the Lord and raised me with a Biblical foundation. My upbringing and Christian faith have made all the difference in leading me to where I am today.

In May I graduated from Lee University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. This past fall, the Lord opened my eyes to all that is going on in the world today and showed me how far we have strayed from the truth. The very things that God warns us about in Scripture are being paraded, praised, and endorsed by many. As a college student at the time, I was unsure of the impact I could have on the world at large, or how I could take a stand for what I believed. Interning at CWA has allowed me to engage with like-minded individuals who are constantly fighting for the truth and upholding Biblical principles in all that they say and do. It has been such an honor and privilege to intern at an organization that is constantly seeking the Lord through prayer, as well as taking action on issues that are affecting our nation today.

Interning in the Communications and Field Operations Department has allowed me to see all the networking that goes into running a successful organization. Looking at the state of the world today, it can be discouraging to see all that is going on around us. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of CWA, who is not only working on the big issues that are facing the United States today but is also engaged at the grassroots level in each state.

Looking ahead, I would love to attend graduate school to pursue a degree in neuropsychology. My Dad is a retired U.S. Navy Captain and has served as a neurologist for the military for over 30 years. His days consist of taking care of servicemen and women who were on the frontlines in the war. Growing up, I became aware of the toll that military service has not only on individuals but also on their families. As a result, my passion lies in helping others, especially those who have served in the military. The field of neuropsychology would allow me the opportunity to help individuals returning from the war with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

It has been such a blessing to spend my summer interning with an organization that stands by the Word of God and the principles that He lays out in the Bible. I have learned so much during my time at Concerned Women for America, and I could not be more thankful for the opportunity to be one of their interns this summer.

Meet CWA’s Ronald Reagan Memorial Internship Summer Interns

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Over the next several weeks, we will introduce you to our three wonderful summer interns. Today, we introduce you to Lindsey Hudson.

Hi! I’m Lindsey Hudson, and I am the Government Relations Intern with Concerned Women for America (CWA) this summer. My faith, family, country, standing up for what I believe in, and fighting for justice are the most important things in my life.  In CWA I have found the perfect avenue for expressing and acting on those passions.  I love CWA’s mission, which is to pray and then act. With seeing all that is going on in the world today, I feel compelled to do my part in using my voice to uphold Biblical truths while encouraging others to do the same.

Ideally, I would love to continue pursuing my passion for justice by working in intelligence, such as the Central Intelligence Agency or the Federal Bureau of Investigations. My greatest desire though is to place as paramount God’s plan and guidance for my life over my own desires and wishes.

During this season, God has been revealing to me that justice can be fought for and advocated for through a variety of channels. For instance, I have learned, while working in the Government Relations Department, that lobbying for legislation and the power of the pen can produce significant results in advocating for what is right. Ultimately, I believe that a life of impact involves striving to put others’ needs above one’s own, working hard to bring glory to God, and loving God with one’s whole heart.

I have one summer class left before graduating from Liberty University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a focus in criminal psychology. I am excited to see where God will lead and direct me in this next season of life, while I continue to put my faith and trust in Him.

Read Lindsey’s published article.