Core Program 2019
Hometown: Little Falls, NJ
Internship: Office of New York Senator Kristin Gillibrand
Responsibilities: Worked as Constituent Liaison in the Immigration Department; processing documents, fielding case inquiries, and drafting letters for the Senator
Skills gained: Communication. I had to learn to navigate my words, often in emotional situations, and balance wanting to help with not always being able to guarantee anything.
Advice about interning: One thing that was incredibly important for me in getting this internship was reaching out to older students who had already interned. Having them proofread my resume and cover letter or even just give me advice was so incredibly helpful. I cannot emphasize enough how important mentorship is. There are a lot of people out there who are willing to help you.