Through a BrownConnect internship, Rosenstein spent the summer interning at a Boston-based refugee resettlement center.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — As a summer intern at Boston’s Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center (RIAC) — a community-based, nonprofit, grassroots human service agency that provides comprehensive services to refugees, asylees and immigrants — Brown undergraduate Hannah Rosenstein learned firsthand how on-the-ground work and relationships are essential to creating good policy. "My classes at Brown have been awesome," Rosenstein said, "and I've learned a lot, but an internship is where you can really put that into practice. The work at RIAC has definitely helped me contextualize what I've learned in the classroom." Video by Stephen Crocker.

Editor's Note: Summer Experiences

Every May, Brown students leave the classrooms of College Hill behind to pursue a wealth of transformative summer opportunities — from internships and fellowships to research projects and entrepreneurial startups. Each week this summer, we told the story of their experiences. Hannah Rosenstein's story is the last in the series. Other profiles in the series include:

Marcos Rodriguez: Analyzing forest growth

Undergraduate team helps to develop drone-based intro robotics course

Catherine Campo: Educating through performance

Azeeza Hasan: Democratizing the stock market

Michael Fuller: Fighting for incarcerated mothers

Sarah Bawabe: Untangling the fabric of the universe

Aaron Cooper: Training the next generation of engaged citizens