Former Political Affairs Intern at The Borgen Project
about 2 years ago
It's a telecommute internship, so you have to be organized enough to stay on top of your work without direct supervision. Fundraising is a significant aspect of it as well. You have to be determined and persistent. It's going to be difficult to get a meeting with your congressional leaders' offices. You'll also need to follow up on legislation throughout the summer, continuously. Networking is important because you'll need to get other people involved in calling their leaders on behalf of the legislation. Writing skills are also valuable, and being comfortable with Twitter helps. The good thing about the Borgen Project is that they allow you to choose the legislation that you find most interesting, and you can concentrate on that bill throughout the internship.