BLOOMINGTON | Miles Taylor, an Indiana University senior from LaPorte, has been appointed the university's inaugural Presidential Student Intern. Taylor is a Wells Scholar with a 4.0 grade point average and was recently honored with the Harry S. Truman Scholarship.
The internship provides high-achieving IU undergraduates with the opportunity to gain experience and leadership skills while contributing to the long-term improvement of the university.
As part of his internship, Taylor will work closely with the IU office of the vice president for planning and policy on an emergency plan to guide senior officials in the event of a crisis.
Taylor is majoring in political science and in international security studies through the individualized major program.
Taylor took time off from college in 2007 to work in Washington, D.C., serving as an intern in the office of the secretary of Defense and Vice President Dick Cheney's office. From January to August 2008, he worked as briefing book coordinator at the Department of Homeland Security, helping prepare briefings for Secretary Michael Chertoff and Deputy Secretary Paul Schneider. This summer, he served as a regional policy intern for the Defense Department, where he conducted research for use in national security policymaking. -- BY TIMES STAFF