Congressman Huizenga's District Office


Congressman Huizenga's District Office

Experience Information

Employer: U.S. Representative Bill Huizenga
Job Title: District Intern
Major: Political Science
Received Credit: Yes
Paid: No
Abroad: No

Description of the Organization

The United States House of Representatives is the lower chamber of the United States Congress. The house is made up of representatives who sit in congressional districts within all the fifty states. Each district is assigned one representative. Currently the House is made up of a total of 435 representatives.

Description of the Tasks/Projects Completed

Being a District Intern came with a number of different tasks/projects. Including; compiling news articles for the congressman and his staff, speaking to constituents both over the phone and in person, aiding the staff in writing congratulatory letters and/or letters of recognition, making sure constituents were directed to the proper case worker to handle their issue, sorting and assigning mail, along with other office duties.

Skills/Knowledge Gained Through The Experience

There were many skills/knowledge that I gained through this experience, but the most important would be my ability to communicate to others who are seeking help, most of the time in a high intensity situation. Every day I would speak to a variety of people at the District Office. Whether that be via mail, telephone, or in person. It was essential for me to be able to communicate with these individuals.

Favorite Part of the Experience

My favorite part of this internship was being fully immersed into a congressional office, and being to witness first hand a small piece of the legislative process.

How the Experience Influenced Future Career Goals

Being a political science major, this internship only furthered my interests in political science. Not to mention it opened the door to a possible career path in the future I had not yet considered myself.

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