We are having a blast with our Fall 2018 group of students. This semester, students from all over the country have joined us here in Washington, DC for the Public Policy course as well as intensive internships. Students will intern at law firms, Capitol Hill Senate and Congressional offices, think tanks, nonprofits, and even the Department of Justice.
Over the past two weeks, our ASP staff have worked to build a firm foundation for the students before they begin their internships around the city. To strengthen the students’ knowledge of the city, the group explored DC on foot, by bus, by bike, and by Metro to put into practice the information from their orientation sessions (“stand on the right, walk on the left!”). Here we are on the way to Eastern Market to catch the bus!
After a day of discussions about the importance of investing in the city, especially the difference between federal Washington and the city of D.C., the students took in a free concert overlooking the Anacostia River in the bustling new neighborhood of Navy Yard. We were lucky to get to see the U.S. Navy Band’s Country Current on such a beautiful evening.
And last but not at all least, students took professional head shots for their new LinkedIn profiles. Orientation emphasizes the importance of establishing personal relationships as part of the networking process. Online networking is also so important, and the students’ profiles are ready to wow everyone who looks them up in the future. Stay tuned to learn about the students’ internships and how much they will learn here in the nation’s capital.