HPU Student Lands Internship With Department Of Justice


HIGH POINT, N.C., July 14, 2010 ? Ryan Brown, a rising senior majoring in mathematics and actuarial science with a minor in statistics at High Point University, is spending his summer interning as an office clerk in the finance department for the Department of Justice.

As part of his internship, Brown checks in travel vouchers from attorneys’ offices and legal divisions throughout the U.S. to reimburse and log travel expenses. Additionally, he reviews each individual’s personal bank account to certify that there are enough funds available for payment, as well as checks and logs travel vouchers that have been selected to be audited prior to the auditors receiving them.

“I have seen travel vouchers anywhere from West Virginia to Iraq,” says Brown.

He says that an interesting part of his internship has been seeing how issues, like the recent Gulf Coast oil spill, affect many different legal divisions, including the finance department.

“This has really been a great experience,” says Brown. “It has shown me what an auditor’s job entails here at the Department of Justice.”

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with 4,225 undergraduate and graduate students from 50 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” HPU was included in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” 2009 listings. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 42 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at or on Twitter at

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration


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