view of New York from Human Rights Watch office
07/27/2017
My last blog post was about my hopes to gain field experience in future professional positions. I had imagined taking a few months’ break from work to continue applying to short-term field positions, and being rejected from all of them because I still only have one year of non-internship work...
Naweed Tahmas with Assemblywoman Melendez
07/10/2017
Lobbyists crowd the halls, Senators rush to their meetings, aides navigate through legislation, and confused interns try to make sense of it all. The halls of every floor are packed with passionate community leaders and paid political mercenaries trying to push, or kill, legislation. There is never...
Lydia Wang on CRS balcony with state capitol building in background
07/05/2017
Although my tote bag was thoroughly packed with everything from multi-colored pens to snack bars, and I’d read through the packet providing short biographies of every staff member so many times I’d practically had it memorized, I knew that I’d still feel nervous on my first day. While on the light...

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