Internship Series: Office of Senator Elizabeth Warren

September 20, 2017

Jonathan HauserJonathan Hauser Internship

CAS/Pardee ’18 | International Relations & French Studies

Congressional Intern

CCD: Tell us about your internship experience. What were your responsibilities? 

JH: I attended and transcribed notes from policy briefings and luncheons, documented the concerns of constituents surrounding policies and current events through various mediums, and performed administrative tasks such as delivering ‘Dear Colleague’ letters. Overall, I helped ensure the efficient management of the Senator’s D.C. office.

CCD: What was the best part of the experience? What was the worst?

JH: The best part of this experience was interacting with constituents and representing the Senator. I came to understand the importance of connecting with the public as a politician and ensuring that the political process remains visible. The worst part of the internship was receiving phone calls from non-constituents who only said hateful things about the Senator with no evidence.

CCD: What are the top 3 skills you’ve learned from this experience?

JH: Patience, organization, and being inquisitive.

CCD: What is one thing you’ve learned that will benefit any future internships or other hands-on experiences? 

JH: I have learned how to better interact with coworkers in a political setting and how to keep composed even when somebody has extremely differing opinions from your own.