Public Policy Internship Program Blog

The Things You Expect to Find in D.C. and the Things You Don’t

As an official A&M alum, Class of 2017 (A-WHOOP), I figured I had a solid maroon-brick road paved out in front of me. I would intern for an incredible organization while in town, find a noteworthy job along the way, move the rest of my things out of my parents’ house, and let myself be a young adult in one of the most powerful cities in the world. Well, you know what they say about ex...


How to Rock a Polar Bear Costume at a Senate Press Conference

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to persuade the votes of senators, while dressed as a polar bear?



How to Gain More Responsibility in the Office as a Hill Intern

Tips for going from being a new intern to a contributing member of the office.


Something Different Each Day

A day in the life of a U.S. Commercial Service intern in Madrid.


Two Mistakes I Made that You Should Avoid

Don't push yourself too hard. Remember you're an intern, not a pro.


Getting to Know a Different Side of D.C.

I’ve decided to stay away from the tourist traps (at least after my first week) and see what it’s really like to live in the capitol of the United States.


Five Things to Consider When Applying to PPIP as a Graduate Student

Are you interested in completing a public policy internship, but worried about the logistics as a graduate student? As a current intern and Ph.D. student, I have some advice to provide to future PPIP applicants.


Six Reasons I'm Thankful for My Six Canceled Flights

Thanks to Hurricane Harvey, I was stranded in southeast Texas for over a week. These are some ways in which I made the most of it and why I'm thankful for the experience.


Pizza...in Germany

The best pizza in the world is not where you would think.

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