Inside Public Integrity

Published — June 13, 2018 Updated — June 14, 2018 at 9:44 am ET

Meet the Center for Public Integrity’s summer interns for 2018


The Center for Public Integrity has added to its reporting ranks by welcoming four new interns in recent weeks.

Julia Donheiser joined the Center’s data team in May. Donheiser, a rising senior at Duke University, is studying data journalism through a self-designed major. Her focus falls heavily on the intersection of statistics and storytelling. Prior to coming to the Center, Donheiser reported on discrimination against LGBTQ students in Indiana’s voucher program as an intern at Chalkbeat, and did stories about sexual assault for CollegeTown NC.

Alexis Gravely joined the Center’s tax policy team in May. Gravely is a rising senior at the University of Virginia and the assistant managing editor at The Cavalier Daily, the university’s independent student newspaper. Her reporting on last August’s white supremacist rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia earned her a Virginia Press Association award for breaking news. She serves as the Center’s inaugural fellow from the Emma Bowen Foundation, a nonprofit aimed at diversifying the media by pairing talented students of color with internships at news organizations. Prior to joining the Center, Gravely interned at WDBJ7 in Roanoke, Virginia.

Suhauna Hussain joined the Center’s federal politics team in June. Hussain graduated in May from the University of California Berkeley with a degree in political economy. While at Berkeley, Hussain held several reporting and editing roles at the university’s independent student newspaper, The Daily Californian. Prior to coming to the Center, Hussain reported for Oakland’s alternative weekly, the East Bay Express, and has covered college campuses as an intern at The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Sanya Mansoor joined the Center’s state politics team in June. Mansoor recently graduated as a Stabile Fellow in investigative journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Before joining the Center, Mansoor served as a research assistant for a national project on child abuse and neglect by The Boston Globe and ProPublica. Prior to that, she covered the 85th Texas legislature as a fellow at The Texas Tribune and reported on education as an intern with The Dallas Morning News. While at the News, a story she wrote about public schools’ lack of washers and dryers for underprivileged students helped attract more than $135,000 in donations.

These latest additions at the Center add to a roster that already includes four longer-term fellows reporting for the broadband, data, environment and workers’ rights and state politics teams.

“We’re thrilled to welcome these phenomenally talented journalists to the Center,” said CEO John Dunbar. “Anyone who worries about the future of journalism need only look at the qualifications of these young reporters.”

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