Creighton University senior Krysta Larson, a double major in English and journalism, and a member in the Honors Program in the College of Arts and Sciences, has landed a coveted writing internship with the Phi Beta Kappa Society for the 2016 fall semester.
One of 15 students selected nationally per semester to participate in this elite internship – and the fourth Creighton student in as many years to receive the honor – Larson will conduct research and write articles for the Key Reporter, Phi Beta Kappa’s online news and alumni-relations publication.
“My biggest hope for this internship is to learn from working closely with an editor in an online format, and in return write a piece for a wider audience for such a prestigious organization,” Larson said. “I look forward to putting out stories for those who are making the world a better place.”
As the latest Phi Beta Kappa Society writing intern to represent Creighton, Larson succeeds alumnae Hailey Austin, BA’16, Caity Ewers, BA’16, and Maria Benevento, BA’15.
“Krysta is among the brightest and most original thinkers at Creighton,” said Jeffrey Hause, PhD, Honors Program director. “We have nominated students every semester, and every semester we’ve had an intern represent Creighton University.”
“For the students, it’s a great honor and gives them the experience to write for a national audience,” Hause said.
Interns in the program are selected by nomination only. Upon completion of the five-month program, they receive a formal certificate from Phi Beta Kappa and may request a letter of recommendation from the organization.
About Phi Beta Kappa
Founded in 1776, the Phi Beta Kappa Society is among the most prestigious academic honor societies in the U.S. It has chapters at 286 colleges and universities across the country, 50 alumni associations and over 500,000 members globally. The organization’s mission is “to champion education in the liberal arts and sciences, foster freedom of thought, and recognize academic excellence.”