Atlanta, GA, March 28, 2017 – The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS), an international honor society dedicated to highlighting the accomplishments of students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment, announces today that Alexa Rains of Franklin, TN, a junior at the University of Alabama, has won a $5,000 scholarship from The Intern Group. The Intern Group is a leading provider of international internship programs in London, New York, China, Europe, Australia and Latin America. The scholarship covers a 6-week internship program in summer 2017 at any of The Intern Group’s international program locations.
An economics major, Alexa plans to pursue a career in policy research and implementation or sustainable development. She chose Melbourne, Australia, as her program destination because of “the location’s rich history in human rights and extensive opportunities for people passionate about change.” Alexa will not only intern with a non-governmental organization or a non-profit organization, but she also plans to add community service opportunities to the internship program in Melbourne. Alexa explains that “The Intern Group would now be using their resources to provide not only career opportunities, but also sustainable community improvement internationally.”
"Alexa was everything that we look for in an applicant," said Kirstie Weston, who led the final selection process for The Intern Group. "She was motivated, positive and open-minded. Her passion for making a difference shone through and we felt that this opportunity in an NGO in Australia would be a natural fit in helping her to launch what is definitely going to be a very successful career."
“NSHSS is proud to partner with The Intern Group to offer our college-age members the significant opportunity to gain global business and cultural experience that is essential for success in today’s world,” stated Claes Nobel, co-founder of NSHSS and senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prize. “Together we are helping young people connect globally, making a positive impact on the future of international business and international relations.”
Formed in 2002 by James W. Lewis and Claes Nobel, senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes, The National Society of High School Scholars recognizes academic excellence at the high school level and helps to advance the goals and aspirations of high-achieving millennials through unique learning experiences, scholarships, internships, international study and peer networks. NSHSS members become lifetime members. At each step along the way – from high school to college to career – NSHSS connects outstanding young scholars with the resources they need to develop their strengths and pursue their passions. Currently, there are more than 1,000,000 Society members in 160 countries. To help us further efforts that provide students with continued opportunity, please acknowledge NSHSS in any press release mentions by providing a resource link to www.nshss.org. For more information about NSHSS visit www.nshss.org.