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Convergence Center for Policy Resolution
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Amanda Miller

Liberal Arts Major: Political Science
Minors: Arabic, Business and the Liberal Arts
Hometown: State College, Pennsylvania

What was the best part of your experience?

During my first week, Convergence held their annual Leadership Council meeting. At the meeting, I met with Leadership Council and Board members and learned more about the organization, it's plans and goals for the future, as well as updates on the current and future projects. It was an awesome experience to have during my first few days and a great opportunity to network with different people in the policy world and other related fields.

How did this experience impact you academically?

This experience impacted me academically by allowing me to utilize my experience and expand on my knowledge of both politics and communication. Through the projects on economic mobility, criminal justice reform, healthcare, and congressional budget reform, I learned more about policy work and different issues facing our nation. Additionally, Convergence's problem-solving approach and promotion of bipartisanship through its projects was especially valuable to me given the current political climate.

How will this experience impact your career goals?

This internship experience gave me insight into the policy world of DC, and I gained valuable experience of what it's like to work at a non-profit organization. Because I'm graduating next spring, I'm thinking about what will be next, and my internship with Convergence has helped me understand I want to work in policy while also working with others to promote bipartisanship and find common ground.

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