Claire J. Austin



Claire Austin, a rising junior at Georgetown University, recently began her second summer internship with Knight Foundation’s Journalism Program. She is studying international politics with a focus on development, environmental policy and women’s rights. During the school year, she teaches English as a Second Language, works to make her school greener and runs a meal donation program. Before coming to Knight, she interned at an antiques and collectibles guide, where she wrote for its online newsletter. This summer she is using Knightblog to connect grantees to each other, show how grantees are meeting the goals of the Knight Commission on Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy as well as assist with grant reports.