Trent Carson

Age: 21
Home Town: Boulder, Colorado
Education: B.A. in Global Studies and Economics (The University of Chicago)
Specific Field Interests: International diplomacy, cultural exchange, U.S. foreign policy, Native American rights, India-China relations
Placement: AIF Intern in Summer 2020 (Jeff Metcalf Internship Program)
Area of Focus: Communications, events, research, reporting, social media strategy, process improvement

Highlights: Born and raised in Colorado, Trent is a 4th-year student at the University of Chicago, majoring in Global Studies and Economics. He's interested in international diplomacy, cultural exchange, and understanding how cooperation and friendship between people and countries can lead to benefits in many different ways. During the 2020 Summer, he worked as an intern for the AIF Clinton Fellowship Program through the University of Chicago's Jeff Metcalf Internship Program. Before joining AIF, he interned with a nonprofit organization in Hong Kong to strengthen U.S.-China ties, and with the U.S. Department of the Interior, working on education and health policy for Native Americans. After graduation, he's planning to pursue a career in foreign service.

Posts by tCarson

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My Experience Interning with AIF during the 2020 Summer

This summer has been one that I will never forget. Not only will I remember […]

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Navigating COVID-19: How AIF Alumni Are Adapting to the Crisis (Part II)

In March 2020, COVID-19 disrupted daily life and impacted millions of people across the world. […]

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Navigating COVID-19: How AIF Alumni Are Adapting to the Crisis (Part I)

In March 2020, COVID-19 disrupted daily life and impacted millions of people across the world. […]

A flyer for the AIF Instagram Live series featuring Mohit Raj.
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AIF Instagram Live Series: Our Community Rising to the Challenges of COVID-19

In March of 2020, AIF—along with countless other organizations, businesses, and people—was dramatically affected by […]

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Launch of the 2019-20 Fellowship Yearbook

Today on July 30th, 2020, we celebrated the launch of the 2019-2020 AIF Clinton Fellowship […]

A screenshot of the Four AIF Clinton Fellows discussing with Alumna Janice D'souza.
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Talk Periods: A Book Launch & Discussion

Today on July 16th, 2020, we celebrated the launch of “Periods, Period. Stories of Perseverance, […]

A screenshot of Dr. Ayres, Ambassador Wisner, and Nishant Pandey having a discussion during the Closing Seminar.
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Highlights from the 2019-20 Closing Seminar

Today on July 1st, 2020, we celebrated the closing seminar and graduation ceremony of the […]

A screenshot of Panelists on Day 3 beginning their conversation.
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Stories of Service: Highlights from June 22-26 Virtual Events

Over the past 10 months, a batch of young leaders from the U.S. and India […]

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