Internship Location: Washington DC
Organization Type: Federal Government
Policy Areas: Within the Office of Public Affairs so all of them!
Interning for the Department of Justice within the Office of Public Affairs was super interesting. I was able to learn about the communication strategies within a governmental agency and was given direct access to the policy makers of our nation. Additionally, I was able to participate in unique activities such as watching AG Merrick Garland as he spoke in press conferences and even got to draft a press release of my own! This internship, underscored the importance of transparent, accurate communication in order to bridge the gap between policy intent and public perception. I come away from this internship with a newfound understanding of the indispensability of transparency, precision, and reliability particularly within governmental structures.