Sam Phillips ’23 –– First, I want to start by thanking the Wabash Public Policy Project (WPPP) and Wabash College for funding for my summer internship. As an intern at the Office of the Attorney General, I was able to gain first-hand exposure to Governmental law as an undergraduate student, which is an incredible opportunity. Without the funding from Wabash College and the WPPP, I would have been unable to devote my summer to the pro-Bono internship. So, I would like to thank the College and donors who help support projects like the WPPP.

This summer, I worked as an intern in the Data Privacy and Identity Theft section of the Office of the Attorney General. I learned how to research, write, and present legal memorandums. I also spent time working with investigators to collect data and information for cases. Every week I was able to sit in calls with Deputy Chiefs of each section of the Office of the Attorney General and learn what each section covers. I also received weekly training on internet safety, data protection, and telecommunications. I met Indiana Supreme Court Justice Davis and heard him talk about the importance of law and his advice for law school preparation. Finally, I had the opportunity to work alongside many incredible law clerks and attorneys that offered advice and help throughout the summer. My eight-week summer internship at the Office of the Attorney General has most definitely left a lasting impression on me and will be an experience that I will cherish for the rest of my life.

My summer experience has given me a lot of excitement for the future as I prepare for Law School. Before this internship, I struggled to find a summer experience that revolved around the field of law, especially cyber law. Overall, I gained clarity on my career aspirations and learned valuable life lessons. I’m ecstatic with the people in the Data Privacy and Identity Theft section of the Attorney General. They worked hard to make sure to create a meaningful experience for myself and my fellow interns. All in all, I could not have been happier with my summer experience at the Office of the Attorney General.