District Intern


District Intern

Experience Information

Employer: Congressman Bill Huizenga
Job Title: Intern
Major: Political Science
Received Credit: Yes
Paid: No
Abroad: No

Description of the Organization

I worked in the district office of Congressman Bill Huizenga. Mr. Huizenga represents the Michigan 2nd Congressional district for the United States House of Representatives.

Description of the Tasks/Projects Completed

As an intern, I did a plethora of tasks. Day to day things like answering phone calls, This was important because phone calls are a big way constituents are able to contact their representative. I would go through the current news in and around the district, to be sure that all staff members were up to date with the news. Also, I did thongs such as entering mail into the computer system. This was important because this ensured a response to peoples questions.

Skills/Knowledge Gained Through The Experience

I believe my ability to talk to people better was one of the biggest takeaways from the internship. Talking to people is a big part of politics, and something I had to work on every day while working in the office. Also, I was able to see the inner workings of a congressional office.

Favorite Part of the Experience

My favorite part of the internship was being in the office every day. The staff was very welcoming to me, and it made for an awesome work environment. It was great to be around like-minded people who shared in my beliefs.

How the Experience Influenced Future Career Goals

I most definitely want to pursue a career in politics now. This internship simply reinforced my passion for politics, and my commitment to work in the political field. I am now more sure of what I want to do after college.

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