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Home Institution: Gannon University

Internship Site: National Defense University

Program: International Affairs

The Most Uneventful Event

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

That is what this shutdown has proven to be thus far: no protests, no progress, no work. The feeling of frustration is hanging thick in the air here in D.C. With no compromises even being discussed to end the government shutdown, federal workers are simply getting fed up. Everyone is feeling the sting of the situation, whether they be employees, tourists or interns -- the effect is widespread.  

This is the Government, Signing Off

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Shutdown. For the first time in nearly two decades, the federal government has come to a complete halt. Our nation's leaders inability to compromise and come to an agreement has forced almost all federal employees into furlough. On the upside, this is probably the best time to be an intern for the government because I have now become an essential(ly unpaid) worker.  

Dinners and Cruises and Tours, Oh My!

Monday, September 23, 2013

That doesn't even begin to cover half of the events that took place this week. Over the course of five days I've had the wonderful opportunity to meet and socialize with high ranking officials from all over the world. The fact that I was involved with the planning of such an event has given me invaluable experience. The fourteen hour days and twelve cups of coffee last week definitely paid off.  

Fast and Furious

Monday, September 16, 2013

I think I'm starting to get the hang of this. The whole D.C. lifestyle can be a bit overwhelming at first, but now that I'm finally settled into my apartment and internship a bit, I'm finding it quite enjoyable. Things are definitely much more fast-paced here! Last week seems like such a blur with jam packed days (and nights for that matter), although to be honest, I wouldn't prefer it any other way.  

Well, Hello Washington

Friday, September 06, 2013

Washington, D.C. Our nation's capital; home to politics, diversity and apparently a vast pool of interns which I can proudly say I am a part of!  Two years ago, when a TWC representative spoke to my international relations class about this program, I instantly knew this was something I wanted to do. This was a chance for me to get out of the classroom and apply my learning to real life situations, and who can say no to a whole semester in D.C.?  

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