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Amanda Miller

Major: International Politics
Minor: Arabic
Hometown: University Park, PA

How did you learn about this opportunity?

I didn't use outside help or an advisor to find my internship, I found it myself. I knew I wanted experience in American politics and in a Congressional office, so I applied to Senator Markey's office since his views aligned with mine and was accepted.

Tell us a little bit about your experience.

I work at the Boston office, meaning the office handles mostly constituent issues. I am assigned to two staffers who handle immigration, criminal justice, housing issues, etc. They give me certain projects to work on such as writing memos, attending briefings, writing congressional inquiries, meeting with constituents, etc.

I hope to work in government or politics some day, so this internship has shown me how these offices work and allowed me to hone in on the issues I care most about.

How did this experience impact you academically?

I have done a lot of research and writing for my internship, so it's definitely helped me academically. I've also become more politically aware and conscious about issues and legislation in the United States.

What are your career goals and plans?  How did this experience impact them?

I hope to work in government or politics some day, so this internship has shown me how these offices work and allowed me to hone in on the issues I care most about. This internship has also allowed me to experience and adapt to a professional setting. I have also been able to learn more about other potential internships, such as with the DC office or with other federal agencies.

Would you recommend this experience to other Liberal Arts students?

Yes, I would because it will further your career and ability to obtain other internships.

For more information on internships for Liberal Arts students, visit our website.

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