U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown Intern

January - May 2017 • Washington, DC

What I liked

I had the opportunity to work closely with the other team of interns. Together we were able to divide tasks to more efficiently complete our assignments. We also rotated tasks, so that no one person was stuck doing the same thing all the time without learning new skills from completing diverse assignments. I also had access to other staffers whenever a question arose, and we had weekly lunches with a different staffer each time to learn more about their experiences.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have had the opportunity to write more response letters to constituents. This opportunity was given to us mainly at the end of our internship. Much of my time was spent answering constituent phone calls and listening to their voicemails. While I believe that someone needs to this, I wish there would have been more of a focus on activities to improve my writing skills.


If there is a way to make processes more efficient, voice your concern. Also ask to work on a specific topic if you are interested. The worst they can say no, but more often than not they will try to give you the opportunity you are seeking. Above all, try to experience all facets of the Senate office administration and be open to new assignments.
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