"Over the past four months it has been an honor and a privilege to intern with the Committee on Homeland Security in the US House of Representatives. Since my internship began in January, there has been no shortage of work as the homeland of the United States has been faced with national security challenges that not only define our age, but will define our generation.
During my time with the Committee I have been entrusted with numerous responsibilities and tasks to help the office run more smoothly. These tasks have included answering phones, delivering and filing documents, assembling binders for staff and members, conducting legislative research and drafting memorandums on government reports and hearings. Some of the specific projects I have worked on include research for a staff visit to the Middle East, immigration research and putting together materials for a Congressional Delegation’s trip overseas.
The opportunities and experiences I have been a part of have drastically helped me to develop professionally and personally. Interning with the Committee has allowed me to have a better understanding of how the professional work environment functions and how to build relationships with colleagues that are passionate about similar issues. Lastly, on a personal note my internship experience has allowed me to narrow my career list to working as a policy staffer on Capitol Hill or in counterterrorism and intelligence with the FBI or CIA."
-Andrew, Fairfield University Junior and Spring 2015 Intern at Committee on Homeland Security, U.S. House of Representatives