Ending my Time on Capitol Hill

Hi everyone!! I concluded my summer internship on Capitol Hill a few weeks ago, and have since been reflecting on the experience I had in such a fast moving, different environment. Looking back on my experience on the Hill, there are a few key takeaways I walked away with that will continue to inform my…

Wrapping Up My Senate Internship

As my internship has now come to a close, I will be checking in one last time with a reflection about this experience. I have gained many new skills throughout my internship on the Hill, and I am excited to share some takeaways from my experience.  Academically, I gained a deeper appreciation for the intersectionality…

Reflecting on Skills I’ve Learned on the Hill

As my internship nears its end, I wanted to check in with another update about my experiences on Capitol Hill and to reflect on the skills that I have learned throughout this experience.  My time as an intern has enabled me to further soft skills such as empathy and compassion. In my previous blog post,…

What I’ve Learned on Capitol Hill

Hi everyone! As I head into the last few weeks of my internship on Capitol Hill, I’ve been thinking a lot about the ways this experience has changed the way I approach and think about leadership, and what skills are important for succeeding in the political world. One thing that has become extremely apparent to…

Exploring Public Service on the Hill

Hello! My name is Sarah Siddiqui, and I received the William J. Keefe Congressional Fellowship award for this summer. I am currently interning on Capitol Hill in D.C., and I am excited to check in with an update about my experiences so far.  Interning in my office has been an amazing experience, and I have…

Looking Ahead: My Summer Internship on Capitol Hill

Hey everyone! My name is Hattie and I’m a rising junior at Pitt studying Politics & Philosophy as well as Museum Studies, with a minor in English Literature. This summer, I was awarded the William J. Keefe Congressional Fellowship, which has allowed me to pursue a congressional internship in Washington D.C. Being a student in…

Embarking on a Congressional Internship

Hello! My name is Sarah Siddiqui, and I am a recipient of the William J. Keefe Congressional Fellowship award. I am studying in the University of Pittsburgh’s Guaranteed Admissions Program (GAP) for Medical School. I am a Sociology major with a certificate in Global Health and a minor in Chemistry. I just completed my first…

The Role of A State Legislator’s Office in their Community

Author: Christian Resch In my internship this summer, I am working for Pennsylvania State Representative Emily Kinkead. I serve as both a constituent services and legislative intern. When working for a legislator, the staff exists to improve the legislator’s quality of service and make their tasks easier overall. A legislator’s responsibilities are to bring resources…