Presentation Title

The DC Experience: Interning at Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch during USMCA Negotiations

Presenter Information

Alejandra PortilloFollow

Major

International Studies

Anticipated Graduation Year

2020

Access Type

Open Access

Abstract

As a part of Loyola’s Washington DC Internship Program, I interned at Public Citizen, a progressive consumer advocacy organization, in their Global Trade Watch (GTW) division. My work primarily focused on the USMCA trade agreement. At GTW, I conducted research, wrote memos, and attended trade-related events with the purpose of advocating for greater labor rights and environmental sustainability provisions in the USMCA agreement. This presentation will showcase what I have learned from my internship experience in Washington, DC, as well as summarize key findings from my internship course research paper on the NAFTA and USMCA trade agreements.

Community Partners

Public Citizen Global Trade Watch

Faculty Mentors & Instructors

Susan Dimock, PhD, Director, Loyola Washington DC Program

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The DC Experience: Interning at Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch during USMCA Negotiations

As a part of Loyola’s Washington DC Internship Program, I interned at Public Citizen, a progressive consumer advocacy organization, in their Global Trade Watch (GTW) division. My work primarily focused on the USMCA trade agreement. At GTW, I conducted research, wrote memos, and attended trade-related events with the purpose of advocating for greater labor rights and environmental sustainability provisions in the USMCA agreement. This presentation will showcase what I have learned from my internship experience in Washington, DC, as well as summarize key findings from my internship course research paper on the NAFTA and USMCA trade agreements.