Meet Our 2023 Summer Intern

Meet Ariell! 

Pronouns: she/her
School: University of Maryland, College Park
Major: Psychology, Government & Politics with a concentration in International Relations | Minor: International Relations & Conflict Management LinkedIn

Hello, my name is Ariell Mello and I’m a fifth year at the University of Maryland, College Park. I am double majoring in Psychology and Government and Politics with a concentration in International Relations. I also am minoring in International Development and Conflict Management. After graduating, I hope to become a foreign service officer to help people all over the world. I do not have a preferred country to work in but I would like to work in diplomacy.

I currently serve as Research & Policy Intern at Common Cause Maryland where I’ll be focused on campaign finance reform, creating a report that captures the momentum in Maryland over the last few year for public financing. The report will cover everything from how the program works to testimonials from those who used the program. I will also be helping to prepare for the 2024 election cycle, helping to encourage election protection volunteers and the public to attend local election board meetings following the appointment of new board members.

To learn more about Common Cause internship program, visit the national careers & opportunities page.