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Internship in the Office of Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO). Alisa Tiwari 10/7/11 Princeton Class 2014. Internship Background. Internship purpose: understanding of the challenges of developing and implementing public policy initiatives Why Senator Bennet ? Colorado and environmental

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Internship in the office of senator michael bennet d co

Internship in the Office of Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO)

Alisa Tiwari

10/7/11

Princeton Class 2014


Internship background

Internship Background

  • Internship purpose: understanding of the challenges of developing and implementing public policy initiatives

  • Why Senator Bennet?

    • Colorado and environmental

      issues

    • Senator Bennet and

      environmental policy


Informing the senator

Informing the Senator

  • Attending hearing and meetings for the Senate Committees

  • Researching relevant information or legislation for

    • public statements

    • press releases

    • Floor statements

  • Preparing memos on Colorado site visits


Constituent concerns

Constituent Concerns

  • Responding to letters

  • Meeting and greeting constituent groups

  • Answering the phone


Packets

Packets

  • Preparing daily press packets

    • National News: Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post

    • State News: Denver Post, Durango Herald, Colorado Springs Gazette, Fort Morgan Times, Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, Greely Tribune, Pueblo Chieftain, Fort Collins Coloradoan, Glenwood Springs Post Independent…

  • Researching current legislation or news stories


Skills acquired

Skills Acquired

  • Understanding Congress

  • Conducting research and reading legislation

  • Justifying Senate votes or political decisions

  • Keeping up to date on current events

  • Writing talking points, briefs, and letters


Conclusion

Conclusion

  • Challenges

    • Budget crisis

    • Functions of a Senate office

    • Environmental issues

  • Impact on my course of study


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