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I have been working at American Legislative Exchange Council part-time (Less than a year)
As an intern, you have the opportunity to write, research, work with state legislators and attend events on the Hill, at the National Press Club and other venues in D.C. Furthermore, the guest speaker lunches on Wednesdays are invaluable - I learned how to better my future from these speakers. You really are like 'one of the staff' because you have so many opportunities. Much of the work that legislative analysts do, you will be doing as well. From this internship, I have become a better writer, a more-efficient researcher, a better communicator, a better networker and I have increased my network greatly as I have had the chance to meet many influential people.
Had to do some printing and folder-stuffing, but only for a week or two. Unpaid (although they do pay for lunch once per week and reimburse travel expenses).
Advice to Management
For non-task force members: From an intern's perspective, it would be nice to interact more. I would have loved to get to know you and pick your brain for advice. Furthermore, I would have loved to know what you do on a day-to-day basis. You were all very friendly, but I didn't get to know any of you and I would have gotten more out of this internship if you had imparted some of your wisdom to me.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at American Legislative Exchange Council (Washington, DC) in April 2009.
After submitting a straight forward application with general questions, practice area preference questions and two short essay questions, I received an email from the Intern Coordinator to set up a phone interview. The phone interview took about an hour and a half but it was an easy casual hour and a half. He spends most of the time explaining the organization and then asks standard interview questions to gauge your interest in public policy. Then offers you a chance to ask questions - definitely ask alot of questions.
- Easy question but had never been asked: who do you specifically admire as a professional the political or financial studies and why? Answer Question
Non paid position.
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