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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