Intern Honor Roll
Wolff interns go on to do great things in their lives and we do our best to keep up with them. Below is the roster of previous interns and their current position. Included in this list are two former White House interns. One later served on President Obama's White House staff, while the other went on to work for both the Brookings Institution and the Urban Institute before returning to Chicago for graduate school. Our 2017-2018 intern will advance his studies while on a prestigious Rhodes scholarship.
Thomas Dowling -- 2017-2018 -- Graduate Student/Rhodes and Truman Scholar, University of Oxford, England (beginning October 2018)
Samantha Bolet – 2016-2017 -- Cyber Strategy and Governance Consultant, Risk Advisory, KPMG, Chicago
Mitch Dickey – 2015-2016 – Advocacy Coordinator, Illinois Connection, University of Illinois Alumni Association, Urbana, IL
Ryan Fane – 2014-2015 – Student Program Coordinator, Jacobs School of Engineering, University of California, San Diego
Neha Nigam – 2013-2014 – Attorney, Winston & Strawn LLP, Chicago
Emily Blumenthal – 2012-2013 – Graduate Student, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago
Tim Knudsen – 2011-2012 – Attorney, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Chicago
Laura Miller – 2010-2011 -- Senior Director, Civic Advisors consulting firm, Washington, DC
Drew Bazil – 2009-2010 – Foreign Service Officer, U.S. State Department, Washington, DC
Lally Gartel – 2007-2009 – Attorney, Benesch Law, Chicago
Jacqueline Orozco – 2006-2007 – Anchor/Reporter, WSYX-TV, Columbus, OH
Jon Monteith – 2005-2006 -- Director of Communications, Seattle Parks Foundation, Seattle, WA
About Charles P. Wolff
Charles P. "Chas" Wolff was a 1970 graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who dedicated his career to public service. He spent six years as an assistant to Senator Adlai Stevenson III. He also advised Senators Bill Bradley, D-NJ, and Robert Kerry, D-NE, and was an adviser to Vice President Walter Mondale and to Democratic presidential candidate Bruce Babbitt in his campaign for the 1988 Democratic nomination for president.
Wolff also served as Special Assistant for Intergovernmental Affairs in the U.S. Department of Commerce and was president and chief operating officer of the Roosevelt Center for American Policy Studies in Chicago.
He was elected to the University of Illinois Board of Trustees in 1986 and became its president in 1989. He served as Board president until his death from cancer in 1991.
Source: Chicago Tribune, Nov. 10, 1991
U of I Fund Agreement, Dec. 30, 2003
Photo courtesy University of Illinois Archives &
Champaign News-Gazette, Oct. 26, 1986