The Sycamore Institute would like to offer a warm welcome to Joshua Bell, our intern for this spring. We asked Joshua to share a little bit about himself below. If you or someone you know are interested in an internship with Sycamore, please visit SycamoreInstituteTN.org/jobs. Applications for Summer 2022 internships are due March 15. Now, let’s meet Joshua!
Name: Joshua Bell
Current School: Lipscomb University
Major: Masters of Arts in Leadership and Public Service
Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee
Why did you want to intern at the Sycamore Institute?
I think it is very important for policymakers and citizens to be informed about important political issues, and Sycamore’s research does an excellent job of making sure that information is available to them. I also think nonpartisan organizations are important for helping everyone work together to accomplish what is best for American citizens. Sycamore’s focus on the prosperity of Tennesseans is the area I am most interested in working in. Researching more about how better policy and information can lead to more prosperity for Tennessee citizens is extremely important.
Where do you want to be in 15 years?
When thinking about the future, I hope the values I am establishing now will be evident in ten years. God willing, I’ll have a family with a few kids, still be outside running each day, and continuing a career in public service. I would love to be working as a Chief of Staff in a Tennessee Congressional Office with the goal of supporting my hometown and working to promote collaboration and compromise between the aisle in Washington.
What are your interests and activities outside of school?
Outside of school and work, I enjoy spending copious amounts of time outdoors, whether that’s spending time in nature or playing sports with friends. I enjoy reading, particularly on the topics of science and history and the genres of memoirs and fantasy.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself!
I was born and raised in Nashville! I went to Georgetown University for Undergrad where I studied Science, Technology, and International Affairs and Arabic. Now I am a graduate student at Lipscomb University seeking a Master’s of Arts in Leadership and Public Service. I run Varsity Cross Country and Track and Field for Lipscomb as well.