Immigration Task Force, Summer 2013
School: Howard University ‘15
Major: Political science
Future Plans: I will enroll in a JD/MPP program in fall 2015. These degrees will be instrumental throughout my future career in public service.
Intern Duties: As an intern with BPC’s Immigration Task Force, I research past and pending legislation impacting immigration policy and border security. Some of my other duties include writing summaries of the task force’s events for BPC’s blog, attending meetings with the Immigration Task Force’s co-chairs, members and staff, monitoring the daily progress of immigration legislation in the House and Senate and providing administrative assistance to the staff.
Best Intern Memory: While taking notes during an Immigration Task Force conference call, I witnessed bipartisanship in action. Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, International Secretary-Treasurer of Service Employees International Union Eliseo Medina, and other prominent figures were discussing the political climate regarding comprehensive immigration reform. I felt honored to hear their candid exchange, firsthand.
On the importance of bipartisanship: Bipartisanship leads to a win-win outcome. When elected officials collaborate across party lines, the most beneficial laws are enacted. I work with professionals dedicated to ending government inefficiency through factual research and meaningful dialogue. This opportunity bolsters my academic studies with public policy skills that will be sure to greatly benefit me in the future.