Capitol Hill’s Committee of Financial Services’ Intern: A Blue Hen Intern’s Snapshot

This week, we’re featuring one of our own social media marketing interns, Giulia. A junior International Relations and Economics double major, she interned for the House of Representatives Committee of Financial Services this summer.

To learn more about her responsibilities and experience interning on Capitol Hill, check out our interview with her!

Major: Capitol Hill

International Relations and Economics double major.

Expected Year of Graduation: 

Spring 2015

Where did you intern?

The House of Representatives Committee of Financial Services

What were your responsibilities as an intern? 

I wrote memos for upcoming hearings, prepared hearing binders, recorded minutes for committee hearings, briefed congressmen prior to hearings, and participated in housing and insurance subcommittee  meetings.

What was your favorite thing about your internship?

My favorite thing was meeting and briefing congressmen on a weekly basis.

Just to clarify, what does briefing mean?

Because congressmen are so busy to research hearing topics, the staffers research the necessary information and inform the congressmen of key discussion points.

What was the most valuable skill you developed that you could use in your future career?

Learning how to properly write a memorandum. I think this will come in handy if I decide to pursue law school or future jobs on Capitol Hill.

What was something unexpected that happened during or came out of your internship experience? 

Before this internship, I never considered going to law school, and now it’s a potential goal of mine to pursue.

Any words of wisdom for other students that may be interested in pursuing this or a similar internship? 

Take advantage of networking opportunities, especially while working on the Hill!

Any additional words of career wisdom that you would like to share?

Getting an internship is very valuable as an undergraduate student, so take advantage of the Career Services Center!

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Keri Betters

Social Media Marketing Intern

University of Delaware Career Services

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