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Public Policy Internship Training Seminar

If you are working in a public service, public policy, or government-related summer internship and want to know how you can create the most effective experience, consider attending the first annual public policy internship training seminar sponsored by the Center for Public Policy and Civic Engagement. This seminar is geared especially for students in the Washington DC Summer Study Program but will also be valuable for a variety of other internship sites.

The purpose of this meeting is to prepare students to have enjoyable, educational, and effective internships. 

We will gather from 10 am to 1 pm on Tuesday, May 8th (study day) in Simons Hall Room 330.

The format will be informal with lots of discussion, Q and A, etc. The presenters are encouraged to bring handouts to distribute.   Presenters are most welcome to attend from beginning to end.

Please email [email protected] if you’d like to attend part or this entire free seminar. Lunch is provided but we have limited space, so sign up soon.


  • 10:00 am -10:10: Meet and greet… juice, coffee, and fruit and muffins
  • 10:10-10:15: Welcome and explanation of meeting
  • 10:15-10:50: “Welcome to DC and the World of Government: Living, Eating and Traveling”
    1. 10:15-10:35 Thoughts from Professors Wolsborn and Rambeck as well as 2006 DC interns
    2. 10:35-10:50 Discussion… questions
      5 minute break
  • 10:55-12:00: “The Political and Legislative Players and Processes: DC Cliff’s Notes”
    1. Oversight, Omnibus Bills, and Casework… Terms and Other Important Things to Know
      10:55-11:10 10-15 minute presentation: Professors Haeg, Wolsborn, and Lindstrom
      11:10-11:25 Discussion
    2. Professional Etiquette in and out of the Office
      11:25-11:45: Student Presentations: Joe Conzemius, Mark Osborne, Kevin May (DC 2006 alums) and Tim Manning
      11:45-12:00 Discussion
  • 12:00-12:20 Eat lunch in Simons 330
    5 minute break
  • 12:25-12:40 pm: Richard Carlbom: “Thoughts from an Internship Supervisor”
  • 12:40-1 pm Open Discussion