By Euro Weekly News Media • 03 July 2016 • 10:30
IT'S SO GREAT BEING US: Barack and Malia during their recent jaunt to Cuba.
HOT ON THE HEELS of her being accepted to snooty research university Harvard, Malia Obama has landed herself a summer internship at the U.S. Embassy in Madrid, as the reasons for her family’s recent sojourns to Spain become clear.
The 17-year-old already speaks the lingo, and served as her presidential father’s unofficial translator during his recent trip to Cuba.
She will now while away the summer months in the Spanish capital, where her role will presumably involve more than making cups of tea and photocopying documents for American ambassador James Costos, who provided donations and support during the President’s 2012 reelection campaign.
This is not the first time that Malia has undertaken work experience during her holidays, having previously beaten off the competition to muck in with the cast of the hit HBO series Girls in 2015.
These are exhilarating times for the teenage academic, with the news about her Harvard position having been released at the beginning of May with a White House statement reading: “The President and Mrs. Obama announced today that their daughter Malia will attend Harvard University in the fall of 2017 as a member of the Class of 2021.”
She will thus tread a path well-worn by U.S. politicians and their families, following in the footsteps of such dignitaries as John Quincy Adams and his son, John Adams II, Abraham Lincoln’s son Robert, the sons of Franklin D. and Theodore Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy‘s daughter Caroline, and mental giant George W. Bush.
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