Working as an intern in Washington, D.C. during a COVID-19 pandemic may cause you to face a lot of challenges, the experience also includes opportunities for growth in your professional career. Washington Intern Student Housing (WISH) interns are finding endless opportunities on Capitol Hill among the COVID-19 crisis. Two WISH alumni shared their experiences of interning and working on Capitol Hill during the pandemic.
Liberty University student, Brianna Tibbets, is interning in the office of U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) through her university’s Washington Fellowship program. While in Washington, she is using the experience to gain knowledge about government and politics on a national level and hopes to work in an entry-level staff position upon graduation.
“Honestly, I’ve loved this semester here in Washington D.C. and on Capitol Hill despite the pandemic. I’ve had the opportunity to connect with some awesome people, have great friendships, and endure so many once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Being here makes me realize this is the next step for me to reside in D.C.”, said Tibbets.
You can learn more about Brianna’s experience in D.C. during COVID-19 here: INTERN MAKES THE MOST OF HER TIME ON CAPITOL HILL DURING COVID-19 CRISIS
CSUN graduate, Makenna Sievertson, has had a front-row view of some of the biggest stories developing on Capitol Hill: Impeachment hearings of President Donald Trump, the President’s State of the Union Address and now, the House of Representatives response to COVID-19.
Sievertson said that living in Washington, D.C., has been life-changing, and she was astonished by the endless opportunities available
“I love my job. I love where I am at – this has been a great learning experience and it is great to build upon.”, said Sievertson.
You can learn more about Makenna’s experience in D.C. during COVID-19 here: ALUMNA SNARES A FRONT-ROW SEAT ON CAPITOL HILL IN THE MIDST OF PANDEMIC — AND IMPEACHMENT
While there are many uncertainties in the world during this time, one thing remains certain – the value of internships and the best place to find them, which is here in Washington D.C. on Capitol Hill. Interns continue to find endless career opportunities here in D.C. despite the circumstances in place during this unprecedented time.
Begin your endless career opportunity through an internship experience here in Washington D.C. on Capitol Hill and Apply now at InternsDC.com.