Meet Our Fall 2016 Policy Interns

Allee White, University of Virginia

I graduated from the University of Virginia in May, and for the first time in four years, I haven’t had to play Two Truths and a Lie as a class icebreaker, and I’ve realized I (kind of) miss it. Indulge me, please:

1)    I’ve been in three car accidents and owned three cars in my 22 years

2)    My full name is Allee Lee White

3)    I almost missed a flight out of Japan after taking the metro to the wrong airport

So, which one is the lie? Here’s a little more information about myself that (might) help you figure it out:

I graduated from UVa with a double major in Media Studies and Foreign Affairs, so working as a policy intern with PR Collaborative has been a perfect way to combine my interests in media and politics. One of the most exciting aspects of this internship is the opportunity to work on projects that genuinely matter to me: the current presidential election and the issue of inequality. Local Voices is a super PAC that produces political ads featuring honest opinions of ordinary people and airs those ads in the locality in which they were filmed. In a presidential election in which trust has become a huge deciding factor for voters, it’s powerful to hear how a member of your community decided to cast their vote. I’m also thrilled to work with the BUILD Health Challenge. This innovative organization strives to improve public health and reduce the disadvantages many Americans face when it comes to being healthy.

So, which one is the lie? Thankfully, my parents were not cruel enough to name me “Allee Lee”- my actual full name is Allison Lee White. 

Amanda Berman, George Washington University


Growing up in Louisville, Kentucky, I always had a passion for media, writing, and politics, which led me to go to George Washington University in the heart of Washington, DC. As a current sophomore studying Mass Communications and Journalism, I have been able to delve deeper into my passions at GW and by interning this fall at PR Collaborative’s policy department. 

At PR Collaborative, I have already been able to dig my heels in and learn about the firm's fascinating clientele. Whether working with a public health client like BUILD Health or working with the political ad campaign Local Voices, the work that we do here makes change in people's lives. When I think of the PR Industry, I usually do not associate it with impacting major social or political change throughout America, but I have been pleasantly surprised.  The work we do at PR Collaborative is incredibly rewarding to be a part of. 

Fun Facts: I have an unhealthy addiction to People Magazine, the color pink, big cities, Netflix, the University of Louisville Cardinals, and exploring the District of Columbia. At GW, I am involved with GW TV, GW Her Campus, and Epsilon Sigma Alpha GW’s only community service sorority.