Internship Spotlight II: Fall 2015

Kathryn Hopper, Westmont College This semester I have had the privilege of interning for Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). As a local from the district he represents, the office has been a nice taste of home even though I am living on the opposite side of the country. My role in the office gives me several opportunitiesContinue reading “Internship Spotlight II: Fall 2015”

Internship Spotlight I: Fall 2015

Fall 2015 students just finished the third week of their internships! Three students took a few moments to report on what they’re doing and what they’ve learned. Jennifer Mayorga, University of Northwestern – St. Paul I am the Immigration Policy Project Intern at the National Conference of State Legislatures. My internship has offered me anContinue reading “Internship Spotlight I: Fall 2015”

Internship Spotlight II: Spring 2015

Tim Carr, Gordon College This semester, I am interning in the Crime Scene Investigations Division of the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department. My main duties include assisting with Crime Report records and also assisting crime scene detectives on scene and in the office. I am learning about many different facets of the police department.  EveryContinue reading “Internship Spotlight II: Spring 2015”

Internship Spotlights I: Spring 2015

The Spring 2015 semester is flying by as students go to their internships and work on their group projects.  Three students took a few moments to report on how their internships are going. Christina McIntyre, Messiah College I’m a poverty policy intern at the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS). IPS is an activist-oriented think tankContinue reading “Internship Spotlights I: Spring 2015”

One Month in DC: Spring 2015

ASP students have finished their second week of internships and track work and are celebrating one month of being in Washington. What have they learned in D.C. so far? When you arrive–walk everywhere during your first week! That’s how you get to know the heartbeat of this city.  One of the best “must do” experiences: grocery shoppingContinue reading “One Month in DC: Spring 2015”

Internship Spotlights II: Fall 2014

As ASP heads into the last few weeks of internships, three students reflect on their experiences at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, the House of Representatives, and National Conference of State Legislatures. Madi Carper, Malone University This semester, I am interning at the National Air and Space Museum in the Education department. Currently, myContinue reading “Internship Spotlights II: Fall 2014”

Internship Spotlights I: Fall 2014

ASP students have only been at their internships three weeks, but they’re already busy! Read on for reflections from four students interning at the Department of Justice, American Enterprise Institute, and the U.S. House of Representatives. Justin Botejue, Whitworth University: “I am a legal intern at the Department of Justice – Office of Legislative Affairs, in theContinue reading “Internship Spotlights I: Fall 2014”

Staff Spotlight: Elizabeth Pitts

  Elizabeth Pitts Internship Director Elizabeth Pitts has worked at ASP for the past five years.  She is originally from South Carolina and attended Wheaton College in Illinois.  Elizabeth has worked in higher education for 15 years and loves engaging with college students as they build professional skills and prepare to transition into the workingContinue reading “Staff Spotlight: Elizabeth Pitts”

Internship Spotlight: Analise Nuxoll & Emily Davisson

Emily Davisson (Olivet Nazarene University) and Analise Nuxoll (Westmont College) had the unique experience of interning alongside each other at the Center for Public Justice last semester.  Below, they share about what their time together at CPJ was like.  Though most students do not intern with a fellow student from ASP, all of them will be able toContinue reading “Internship Spotlight: Analise Nuxoll & Emily Davisson”

Guest Post: “Top 5 Questions I’ve Gotten Since My Return from DC” by Stephanie Grossoehme

For ASP students, life in DC is life-changing.  They navigate a city, take on adult responsibilities, grow professionally through their internships, mentorships, and track work, and ultimately discover a lot about themselves.  Adjusting to life after ASP is often harder than one might expect.  How do you answer the dreaded “So, how was it?” question? HowContinue reading “Guest Post: “Top 5 Questions I’ve Gotten Since My Return from DC” by Stephanie Grossoehme”