Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Week 10: Tid-Bits

OK, so where do I begin this reflection? This summer was a major success - I learned a great deal about the legislative process, completed substantive projects, and was given an offer to return as a fellow next year! If I had to offer advice to prospective interns, I'd say the following:
1.) Work hard no matter what you're doing, whether it be administrative tasks or substantive assignments. Going the extra mile, staying late, will demonstrate your commitment to the office.
2.) Offer a helping hand to everyone, not only your boss. Become an integral team member of the office by showing your eager to add value and contribute.
3.) Have fun. Get to know everyone in your office. Having positive relationships with the people in your office will make them more comfortable giving you work. They'll think of you when there is an assignment that needs to be done.
I had a great opportunity to work with wonderful people in an office that was slightly under-staffed, so I was given the opportunity to do substantive work. I am very thankful. Thank you AAPD, Team CMR, and my fellow interns for an amazing summer!

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