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Headlines | Jul 25

Endless Connections: A Wealth of Opportunities

As one of 14 APAICS interns in the class of 2010, I am fortunate to spend my summer in Washington, DC. Through this program I have been exposed to endless connections and a wealth of opportunities that have developed my professional skills and personal interests. Two of my main interests focus on politics and education. The political aspect of education continues to drive my commitment to learn and stay involved with current legislation and opportunities available. It also encourages me to pursue a career in politics so that I can positively impact education through policy.

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Headlines | Jul 18

Collaboration through Common Histories

It is a well-known fact that summertime in DC is intern season. Having been here for about a month, I’ve had the opportunity to meet many interns through mixers, networking events, and other activities throughout the city.

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Headlines | Jul 18

Celebrating the Liberation of Guam

For the past six weeks I have been interning at the Office of Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo from Guam, where I have been able to both enjoy the culture of this Pacific island as well as get acquainted with the culture of Capitol Hill. Last week, we hosted a series of events celebrating the 66th Anniversary of the Liberation of Guam and the Battle for the Northern Mariana Islands. Guam was the only U.S. territory occupied by enemy forces during World War II, and the Northern Mariana Islands, now a U.S. Commonwealth, was previously under Japanese rule. A wreath laying ceremony, a Sunset Parade, and a huge reception were all held to honor the sacrifices of the people of Guam and the U.S. armed forces.

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Headlines | Jul 11

Working for the Whip

I work for the third most powerful American politician in the United States House of Representatives. As a Congressional Intern for Majority Whip James E. Clyburn, I assist the Whip as he mobilizes the Democratic Party vote on important legislation, acts as a liaison between Members and the Democratic Leadership, and coordinates strategy with the Democratic Caucus. The tasks I have been given are quite daunting, but I do find satisfaction in knowing that my contributions to the office have a greater impact on the many Americans who need help. Examples of my tasks include answering phone calls, setting up the House Democratic Caucus breakfast, attending meetings, and writing memos.

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