Trevor Gervais, a UA political science major, is among 147 undergraduate and graduate students in the United States selected to serve in the White House Internship Program. Raised by a father who served in the Marine Corps and a mother who is a kindergarten teacher, Gervais says he learned early and often the importance of service to his community and country.
“Their actions showed me that there are a variety of ways to serve your country,” says Gervais, a UA Honors College student studying in the School of Government and Public Policy.
“I strongly believe that simply being in this country provides each of us a tremendous opportunity to accomplish great things,” Gervais says. “While I am unsure as to what I am specifically interested in doing, I know that I want to be able to look back and know that I did everything possible to give back to the country which has given me everything.”
Gervais joins UA alumni who have been named White House interns in the past. UA James E. Rogers College of Law alumna Jonay Foster ’13 was selected in 2012. Two-time UA alumna Nicole Pasteur ’10 ’12 studied political science and was a 2011 intern. A 2010 intern, Sabrina Vazquez ’08, earned a UA international studies degree.