- Lindsay Muenchow
Give three words that sum up your internship experience.
Life-changing political experience.
How did you learn about your internship?
“I have always been heavily involved in local and state politics here in Wisconsin. I love the work Rebecca Kleefisch has done, so I did my research. I found an internship link on her website, so I applied. I received the internship a few weeks later!”
Describe your internship.
“As an intern in the Lt. Governor’s office, I do a wide array of activities to make her job easier. I write her briefs, answer constituent phone calls, write letters to constituents, among other exciting opportunities.”
What do you enjoy most about your internship? What are some of the challenges?
“I really enjoy writing the Lt. Governor’s briefs each week. But I also enjoy working at the Capitol and immersing myself in Wisconsin politics.”
How does your internship fit with your long-term career goals?
“I initially intend to pursue a career as a broadcast journalist. However, someday I plan to run for state or federal office myself (hopefully following in Lt. Governor Kleefisch’s path).”
During your internship search, how did you make yourself stand out to employers?
“I gained a lot of experience in local politics here in Kenosha and on the state level. I did a lot of volunteering during state and local elections. Most importantly, I showed an incredible passion for Wisconsin state politics.”
What did you find to be the most helpful during your internship search process?
“I found it helpful to talk to local elected officials and representatives. In politics it truly is about who you know. It was nice to get a good idea of what the job will be like and how to obtain such a position.”
Do you have any tips to share with other students about your experience?
“Work really hard and do not turn down any opportunities. You never know where it could lead you.”