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Massachusetts State House

Legislative Intern

May - August 2019 • Boston, MA

What I liked

I loved it! Everyday I would go to hearings and learn about different topics about the public health. Also I would joining Representative Paul Tuckers at his meeting relating public health, education etc, in which I was able to meet influencing people who I also learned a lot from

What I wish was different

Nothing. My supervisors were the best, the representative was the best mentor I ever had. In my opinion I wouldn't change anything. I had a good experience in my internship!

Advice

A piece of advice I will share about this experience is to always dress to impress and professional, be on time and even though is not a pay internship always have a positive attitude!
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Legislative Intern

May - August 2019 • Boston, MA

What I liked

I liked the atmosphere of learning that it fostered, and the many opportunities to listen and discuss political issues with state representatives, who often hosted lectures.

What I wish was different

I wish there had been more interesting projects to do, with a bigger emphasis on research. I often found myself not doing anything for extended periods of time.

Advice

I would say that you get out of it what you put into it. If you come to a job like this, if you are willing to try and learn then you will have lots of opportunities to do so.
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Legislative Intern

May - September 2018 • Boston, MA

What I liked

I enjoyed learning about the legislative process and spending time with Representative Matias' legislative aid, Manny Cruz. I also enjoyed the speaker series, where Reps, Senators and a number of different executives spoke to the interns about their arrival in a public service career.

What I wish was different

I wish I had been able to do more research and less administrative tasks.

Advice

I would tell future interns to attend each session if the speaker series is something that continues, and to get to know the Representative and any Aides, because they can be incredibly helpful in providing connections and knowledge.
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Legislative Intern

May - August 2018 • Boston, MA

What I liked

Experience in legislature and developed research skills

What I wish was different

More hands on tasks

Advice

Take advantage of the speaker series for networking.
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Legislative Intern

June - August 2018 • Boston, MA

What I liked

Amazing, hands-on experience

What I wish was different

Advice

Ask to go to events and meetings - the answer will always be yes!
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Intern for Representative Dylan Fernandes

May - August 2017 • Boston, MA

What I liked

It really helped me distill distinct skills I would need to work in government and politics, and also helped me decide a little more about what I would like to do in the future.

What I wish was different

Sometimes it was a little dry, especially considering I was doing a lot of the same tasks such as constituent outreach and meeting notes

Advice

Keep an open mind, and try to learn something from every experience
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Legislative Intern

June - August 2018 • Boston, MA

What I liked

The legislative intern seminar series

What I wish was different

Advice

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Legislative Intern

June - July 2018 • Boston, MA

What I liked

There was a summer internship speaker series in which there were two speakers daily, usually former and current state legislators.

What I wish was different

Advice

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