U.S. House of Representatives - Office of Congressman Fred Keller
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Jacob Roth

Liberal Arts Major: Political Science
Minor: Education Policy Studies
Hometown: Allentown, Pennsylvania
Experience Time: Spring 2022

Give us a brief summary of your experience?

In my role, I assisted the legislative staff in the Washington, D.C. office by researching and drafting briefs on current policies and legislation. I also aided the staff assistant by writing constituent letters, answering phone calls, processing constituents' concerns, and giving tours of the U.S. Capitol.

How did this experience impact you academically?

While completing my congressional internship, I was concurrently enrolled in a course on Congress and the Presidency. I was able to use the valuable, real-world experience from my internship in order to inform and enhance the quality of my academic coursework and assignments.

"Since this internship allowed me to work in a variety of fields... I was able to determine which career paths I might and might not be interested in after college."

How will this experience impact your career goals?

Since this internship allowed me to work in a variety of fields -- policy, communications, constituent services, among others -- I was able to determine which career paths I might and might not be interested in after college.

How has the College of the Liberal Arts helped you to find and/or succeed in this experience (e.g., adviser, faculty, staff, enrichment funds, etc.)?

I am incredibly grateful to the College of the Liberal Arts for providing me with enrichment funds, which were used to help me secure room and board during my semester-long internship.

For more information on internships for Liberal Arts students, visit our website.

 

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