Alumnus describes work as intern for first lady on ‘MTSU On the Record’

A budding political scientist who spent his last college semester working for first lady Michelle Obama described that experience on a recent “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Davis Thompson first aired Aug. 24 on WMOT-FM (89.5 and www.wmot.org ). You can listen to their conversation below.

Davis Thompson

Davis Thompson

Thompson, an Alamo, Tennessee, native who graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in political science and a minor in journalism, worked as a White House intern during the spring 2015 semester.

He requested and received his internship assignment for the Office of the First Lady.

“I did a lot of news monitoring, monitoring her coverage, monitoring the coverage that she cares about,” said Thompson.

“Anytime there was an event, I would monitor that coverage as well. I did background research on people she would interact with in a public setting.”

The White House intern program aims to give young adults “an opportunity to develop their leadership skills and gain exposure to the public service sector,” according to www.whitehouse.gov.

To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, visit the searchable “Audio Clips” archives at www.mtsunews.com.

For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.

A video clip from the interview is available below.