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Hansuja Chaurasia

2021 YCCI Summer Exposures Intern

Hansuja Chaurasia is a senior at Pomperaug High School in Southbury, CT. As the Co-Captain of her school's debate team, she is passionate about speech, debate, and politics. Hansuja additionally has an interest in public health and medicine. She is involved in many community public health organizations and clubs and has participated in virtual and in-person regional and national shadowing programs. Hansuja enjoys giving back to her community. In 2020, she founded Words of Thanks, an organization dedicated to spreading love, appreciation, and encouragement through handmade cards and digital messages to those affected directly & indirectly by COVID-19.

About My YCCI Internship

My time at the YCCI internship was one of the highlights of the summer. This program had such engaging, informative sessions where I learned so much. I loved meeting various leaders throughout the internship and having lunch with them while asking questions and learning about their lives. Working with my project members was a wonderful experience. As a result of this internship, I met a lot of incredible students just like me; some of whom I still keep in touch with today. Finally, every staff member was extremely kind and treated all the interns, including myself, with such respect and love, which I greatly appreciated.

For Students Considering YCCI

If you are able to apply, please do! I was not sure if I would be "good enough" to get into this program, but I made it, and so can you! This is an experience where you will learn so many valuable skills and new information. You will get to meet influential individuals and ask them questions that pique your own interest. There was never a dull moment in this internship, and I highly recommend you apply.