Special Olympics Legal Intern Combines Passion and Work

Aaisha Sanaullah explains why she pursued a legal internship at Special Olympics in University of Richmond post.
Aaisha Sanaullah, Special Olympics Legal Intern, standing in front of the white house.
Aaisha Sanaullah, Special Olympics Legal Intern, Summer 2020

This is an excerpt of the article titled Fellowship Spotlight: Aaisha Sanaullah at Special Olympics International published by the University of Richmond.

For Aaisha Sanaullah, L’22, a position working for Special Olympics International was a dream job—not something she had planned for her first legal internship during her summer as a rising 2L student at Richmond Law. But that’s just where she found herself thanks to some hard work and a Summer Public Service Fellowship.

For most of her life, Sanaullah was on a pre-med path. When she made the decision to change course to a legal career, it was because she wanted to impact social change in her professional life. “I always cited Special Olympics or an organization like it as somewhere that I would love to work as a career goal,” she said. Working in collaboration with her career advisor, Carole Yeatts, Sanaullah sent a cover letter to the organization and landed the internship.

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