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March 28, 2007

Birmingham-Southern student awarded competitive internship with global human rights advocacy organization

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Carson Land, a sophomore history major at Birmingham-Southern College, has been awarded an internship this summer with Vital Voices Global Partnership at its location in New York City. She was selected following an intensive application process including writing, interviews and recommendations.

Land will serve in this position as one of nine BSC students selected in the 2007 class of Hess Fellows guided by the BSC Hess Center for Leadership and Service.

Vital Voices, which prefers graduate students as interns, chose Land to work at its new location which has just been established in New York City.

Vital Voices Global Partnership, created in June 2000, is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization which grew out of the U.S. Government's successful Vital Voices Democracy Initiative in 1997 established by then-First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. It believes in the transformative value of women's participation in society and fosters global connections among women.

Land, from Decatur, is the daughter of Edward and Allyson Land. She is a graduate of Hartselle High School.

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