What are some of your daily job duties?
Assisting in the facilitation of courses that government employees go through, organizing materials on security threats at different embassy posts overseas, working on country terrorism reports and much, much more! Every day included something new.
What do you like most about your position?
Being able to interact with government officials on a daily basis. It has allowed me to get a new perspective on what obtaining a federal job entails.
Did anything surprise you about the interviewing process or how you located your position?
The one thing that surprised me was how long the process was for applying to a government position. I knew it would be long but the application process, and obtaining my security clearance, took a very long time. It’s important to remain patient during the process.
What has been most valuable about doing an internship?
The relationships that you form with others. It’s amazing to connect with others that are interested in the same thing as you.
Do you have any tips for other students that are considering an internship or seeking full-time employment?
Have the Center for Career & Professional Development help you with your resume so that it stands out among the other applicants, and stay on top of deadlines. The earlier you apply, the better!