During the summer of 2007, Amber Fricke (above) worked in Senator Tom Harkin's office, while  Andrew Quist and Heather Fransen (below) worked for Congressman David Loebsack and Senator Charles Grassley, respectively.

DC Interns 

Internships

Politics students are encouraged to pursue internships as an integral part of their coursework. The Cornell Fellows Program supports many such opportunities, and additional internships are sponsored by the Berry Center for Economics, Business, and Public Policy.

The department also maintains excellent relationships with two external programs: The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars and The Washington Internship Institute.

Recent Cornell Fellows

 2008

Hank Brand 

Rep. David Loebsack

D.C. 

 2007

Mara Oda

Rep. David Loebsack

D.C.

Michelle Penn 

Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

D.C.

Matt Pilger 

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

D.C.

Veronica Czastkiewicz 

Goldwater Institute

Phoenix

Heather Fransen

Sen. Charles Grassley

D.C.

Andrew Quist

Rep. David Loebsack

D.C.

Amber Fricke

Sen. Tom Harkin

D.C.

Audrey  Saunders

NACDS

D.C.

Jess Horn 

Legislative Bureau, Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources

Des Moines

2006

Cory King

Sen. Tom Harkin

D.C.

Tristan Cook

Rep. Jim Leach

D.C.

Katherine Sullivan

Institute for Justice

Minneapolis

Maggie Rudick

City of Cedar Rapids, Trails Initiative

Cedar Rapids, IA

Jeanne Firth

City of Cedar Rapids, New Bohemia Initiative

Cedar Rapids, IA 

Michael Elledge

City of Cedar Rapids, Waste Management Inititiative

Cedar Rapids, IA 

Haley Kaperick

City of Cedar Rapids, Access to Healthcare Initiative

Cedar Rapids, IA

Holly Davis

City of Cedar Rapids, Early Childhood Education Initiative

Cedar Rapids, IA

 2005

Leland Levin

American Enterprise Institute

D.C.

Michelle Knowland

Minnesota Governor's Office

St. Paul, MN

Sara Byrnes

Hennepin County Law Library

Minneapolis