Summer of Service: Alexia Frangopoulos '23

Summer of Service: Alexia Frangopoulos '23
Summer of Service: Alexia Frangopoulos '23

For more than 40 years, the Institute of Politics has provided support for rising sophomores, juniors and seniors to pursue a summer internship in public service.  The signature offerings of the IOP’s Summer of Service program engages more than 150 students with meaningful experiences in politics and public service.  From working for elected officials to non-profits, federal, state and local governments, activist groups and think tanks – IOP Summer of Service students immerse themselves in issues and policies for eight weeks as they explore opportunities and careers with public purpose.

Follow along on our social channels with #MyIOPSummer as we share some of the internship experiences in this cohort of students.

Alexia Frangopoulos '23 reflects on her summer working with Congressional Research Service.

Why did you choose this internship?

I chose this internship because I was drawn by CRS' dedication to be bipartisan. CRS is a haven for credible, unbiased information where Congressional members can make their own decisions based on true information with both (or multiple) sides laid out for them. This mandate is essential with the increasingly partisan and misleading information one can find online. Fun fact: One of the most frequent lines in a CRS report is "Some may argue..."

How has this internship experience shaped how you’re thinking about your future/career?

My internship reinforced my interest in economic research but has also opened me up to many more career paths that I did not know of before. Not only did I discover new niche topics that I am passionate about, but I learned about all different career paths within one field from various chats with colleagues.