WASHINGTON- Connor Skahill, son of Joanne and Michael Skahill of Williamsburg, Virginia, has completed a six-week internship in Washington, D.C., with Sen. Chuck Grassley. Skahill is a fourth year at the University of Virginia, majoring in French and foreign affairs.
"Interning in a congressional office allows for a wide range of learning experience and exposure for students on Capitol Hill. It's a good way for college-age students and new graduates to learn more about the legislative branch of the federal government while gaining valuable experience," Grassley said.
Skahill served as an intern at the Judiciary Committee, of which Grassley is the chairman, aiding the committee staff. His duties included helping with setting up and timing committee hearings, managing the judiciary office, speaking with constituents, assisting the legislative correspondents, assisting the Judiciary Committee press staff, and attending press events with the senator.
"As a student in the politics department at the University of Virginia, it was such a rewarding experience to work for the Senate Judiciary Committee and Senator Grassley's personal office in exciting D.C.," said Skahill. "I have been able to apply what I have learned in the classroom into everyday life on the Hill, and I now understand how the legislative branch truly functions through hands-on experiences - something I cannot obtain in an academic book which makes this internship nothing less than fulfilling and gratifying."
College-age students interested in becoming interns for Grassley in Washington, D.C., or any of his state offices, should visit Grassley's website at http://www.grassley.senate.gov/students/internships.
Posted by: Michael P. Skahill
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