Ms. Valerie Williams will be interning in The Arc’s public policy office beginning in September, 2014. Ms. Williams is an experienced professional in the fields of financial and program management. She has worked for several contracting firms for the Department of Defense. In her most recent professional position, she provided senior level support to the Undersea Defensive Warfare Systems Business Financial Manager including preparing written draft justification responses, Congressional Staff briefs, reconciling program funding, and ensuring legal compliance. She is an active member of the Prince Georges ARC, serving on the Government Affairs committee, and as a board member for both the Prince Georges ARC and The Arc of Maryland. Other volunteer experience includes work with Junior Achievement, Girl Scouts of America, Children’s National Medical Center, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, mentoring and tutoring programs with independent agencies and churches, the Stroke Association, and AIDS related organizations. She holds a B.A. in Political Economy of Industrial Societies, International Affairs from the University of California at Berkeley. Valerie is also the parent of a young son with Down syndrome. See Application information and Internship FAQs for more information about the Paul Marchand internship program.