Internship with Democratic National Committee
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Shannon Lachman

Major: Political Science, Communications
Minor: Spanish
Hometown: State College

How did you learn about this opportunity?

I found the internship online and applied online. I also had references from my previous Senate internship.

Tell us a little bit about your experience.

In this internship, I was a political intern for the Democratic National Committee. I worked with the political department to produce the daily political guidance report and regional briefs. The briefs I wrote were read by the President, Vice President, First Lady, Second Lady, and Chairwoman. Working with the other interns and the Northeast political director was an educational, team building experience and I enjoyed the casual, but hardworking environment.

How did this experience impact you academically?

It taught me about the goals of a national campaign and important strategies behind it in a real-world way, expanding on my political science studies. It also developed my writing skills and my research skills.

What are your career goals and plans?  How did this experience impact them?

This experience solidified my goal to work in DC in the future.

This experience solidified my goal to work in DC in the future. I also learned what it is like to work on a campaign. I have already had a Hill interning experience, but the experience makes me want to get more campaign field experience.

Would you recommend this experience to other Liberal Arts students?

Yes, it is a great real-world experience.

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