Andrew – University of Alberta
Public Policy Associate
As a recent graduate, I was looking for some professional experience from my internship this fall at AFSP, as well as a better sense of what my future career goals might be. Interning at AFSP definitely gave me the ability to achieve both of these. As an intern, I wrote the policy briefs for two issues that were later adopted by the Public Policy Council as initiatives for the 2015 Calendar year. I also covered issues in the Senate Veterans Affairs, and Indian affairs committees. On the state level, I worked to confirm connections with 25 states in preparation for AFSP’s state capitol day events.
Interning at AFSP is nothing short of an amazing experience. Working with a dynamic team on powerful issues is an incredible way to spend the semester. An internship at AFSP includes everything from attending briefings, press conferences, and committee sessions on the Hill, to working on policy drafting back at the office. If you are looking for a place that will offer you the ability to do the kind of substantive work that you can take to future employers, hen AFSP is the place to be. AFSP is also an incredibly fun place to work, and there is never a dull moment around the office.
I would recommend this internship to anyone who wants to work on policy, legislation, research, or health care issues. If you’re passionate about helping people, learning new things, and working on substantive issues while having fun, then this is certainly the internship for you.