Director's Interns will work in the fast-paced setting of the office of Congressman John Lewis (GA-05) and gain invaluable experience and knowledge of the United States Congress. Responsibilities include greeting constituents and visitors, handling phone calls, supporting staff with administrative tasks, conducting legislative research, aiding communications staff, and assisting with special projects and assignments. Applicants should have an interest in public service or government as demonstrated by coursework or extracurricular activities. Director's Interns must be hard-working and self-motivated, with exceptional written and verbal communication skills and strong attention to detail.
While not a requirement, preference will be given to Georgia applicants, especially residents of Georgia's 5th District.
2018 Intern Reflection:
My internship at the Office of Congressman John Lewis exceeded any and all expectations. When I arrived, I was immediately introduced to a passionate and collaborative staff. The office environment was welcoming. In fact, our office had a reputation throughout the office building for our hospitality and kindness, which I certainly appreciated.
Additionally, I was given the opportunity and responsibility to apply my interests to legislative work. Because I am interested in health disparities, I worked with the Senior Policy Advisor to craft bills related to minority health and recruit bipartisan co-sponsors. The research portals available allowed me to prepare briefings and memos related to maternal mortality and HIV/AIDS. Perhaps the most exciting part of my internship was presenting strategies to spur bipartisan support for our bills. Aside from my involvement in health-related legislation, I attended several briefings related to student loans, gun violence, and economic development. I most certainly encourage students to apply for this Director’s Internship to not only learn from and work alongside a Civil Rights icon, but also to discover more about themselves and their passions.
Morgan Ogryzek '21