Internship Quotes and Stories

“I was always given the chance to feel like real staff- my supervisors listened to me when I had ideas, and I was really able to take ownership of a few projects.”
—Donya Khademalomoom, rising senior University of Wisconsin Madison, White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders


“My favorite part of being at ED was the culture of ensuring equal opportunity, and never shying away from asking tough questions.”
—Kristen Anderson, University of Michigan, Office of the Secretary—Chief of Staff team


“Some of my favorite experiences include attending the brown bag lunches and field trips with my fellow interns, and having the opportunity to talk with Senior Officials about their work, the Department’s vision and how they came to work at the Department of Education. This experience has truly reaffirmed my desire to work for the federal government and pursue a career working in education policy!”
—Merone Hailemeskel , Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development, Senior at George Mason University


“I was really intimidated to move to DC and work in the federal government. I had no idea what to expect. But within minutes of being in this building, the organizational culture of openness and respect was apparent.”
—Rebecca Nasuti, University of Georgia, International Affairs Office

Last Modified: 08/05/2014