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…

Goodbye TSP – Hello Pitt

Hi everyone! This summer has gone by so quickly and I can’t believe my time with The Sentencing Project is over. I am so grateful for my time spent in Washington DC and I will never forget the projects I was fortunate to work on and the people I met along the way. I wouldn’t…

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…

Excited for What’s Next: What I’ve Learned So Far

Wow, I can’t believe I have been with The Sentencing Project for almost two months. My time here so far has been extraordinary, and I have learned so much in the short amount of time I have been here. While there have been some challenges and need for adjustment, I have thrived in this new…

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…

One Month with The Sentencing Project

Today marks one month of working for The Sentencing Project and it has been an incredible experience so far. I have learned so much in my short time here and living in Washington D.C. has been nothing short of amazing. I am proud to be able to work on the projects that I am included…

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…