CRA’s internship program provides young professionals and students with the practical experience, professional growth and development opportunities needed to launch their careers. In our newest profile series, we’re thrilled to highlight past CRA interns who have gone on to thrive in the world of agriculture, policy and more.

Come back often, as we will continue to check in on past CRA interns to learn how their experience at CRA has helped in their new career endeavors.

Interested in becoming a CRA Intern? Visit our careers page or follow us on LinkedIn to learn more about openings and opportunities.

You can also learn about current CRA Interns here.

CRA Alumni Profiles | Michael Fritz
We’re excited for you to meet Michael Fritz, a previous Policy Communications Intern at CRA! Michael now is a 1L Law Clerk at McKinnis & Doom and is working toward his law degree at the University of Minnesota. Keep reading to get to know more about Michael and what he learned from his CRA experience. Q: Why did you want to intern with the Corn Refiners Association? My interest in working with CRA stemmed from ...
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Marquise Banks
Introducing Marquise Banks, a previous Government Relations Intern for CRA! Since completing his CRA internship, Marquise has become a Staff Assistant and Legislative Correspondent for a U.S. Representative on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies. Learn more about Marquise’s experience with CRA and how it’s prepared him for a career on Capitol Hill. Q: During your time as a CRA intern, what’s one of your fondest ...
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CRA Alumni Profiles | Mason Gordon
We’re excited for you to meet Mason Gordon, CRA’s past Government Relations Intern! Mason has since become an Economic Development Project Coordinator for HWC Engineering in Indianapolis, IN. In his current role, he helps local communities bring economic and community development projects to life. Learn more about Mason’s time with CRA and what he’s been up to since! Q: Why did you want to intern with the Corn Refiners Association? Prior to CRA, I had ...
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CRA Alumni Profiles | Kaylie Wilson
Meet Kaylie Wilson, a previous Corn Refiners Association Government Relations intern. Now, Kaylie is a service manager in Risk Management at TrueNorth Companies in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. At TrueNorth, her responsibilities include providing direct support to account managers and clients through data analysis, research, and public policy knowledge in the risk management industry. Q: Why did you want to intern with the Corn Refiners Association? As a recent Political Science grad looking to gain meaningful ...
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CRA Alumni Profiles | Gabriel Cabanas
This month, we’re highlighting Gabriel Cabanas, a former Trade Policy intern who focused on agricultural trade during his time at CRA. Currently, Gabriel is Staff Intern with the Mexico Institute at the Wilson Center and plans to graduate from American University in the spring of 2022. Q: Why did you want to intern with the Corn Refiners Association? I was initially motivated to work for the Corn Refiners Association for two primary reasons – first, ...
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Caitlyn Hendricks
In our next installment, meet Caitlyn Hendricks, a former Trade and Economic Policy Intern who now works as an International Trade Analyst at the U.S. International Trade Commission. In her role, Caitlyn works as an investigator where she is responsible for collecting and analyzing data, preparing reports, and presenting findings related to antidumping and countervailing investigations. Q: Why did you want to intern with the Corn Refiners Association? I chose to apply to the trade ...
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CRA Alumni Profiles | Berkley Lane
First up, meet Berkley Lane, a past Environmental Policy Intern at CRA who now works as a government relations analyst at Invariant. At Invariant, Berkley’s role is in the energy and environment practice group, where she tracks relevant legislation and conducts research on client issue areas, as well as coordinating congressional and Administration outreach. Learn more about Berkley’s time at CRA and professional experience in her own words: Q: Why did you want to intern ...
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