In an effort to offer access to resources and information, as well as keep students informed about each other, La Flog is requesting submission of 100+ word descriptions of your summer internships. Please send them to sjfredericks at wisc dot edu
As an intern in the Governor’s Office Legislative and Policy Department, I assist the staff in researching and assembling information for the Governor’s various policy meetings and initiatives. For each meeting the Governor attends – whether with a state department or business – our department provides a briefing for the Governor. The briefing is 1-2 pages and provides information on who is attending the meetings, the issues being discussed and key talking points relating to the Governor’s policy agenda. These briefings are a great place to use the policy analysis skills gained at La Follette, and are great examples of these analysis tools in practice. I also have a weekly phone shift that gives me exposure to the current issues on the minds of constituents and an opportunity to hear the concerns or support for these issues.
Erika Jones is dividing her time between the Governor’s Office and F.H. King.