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  • Audrey Tsaima 8:17 pm on February 22, 2014 Permalink
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    Navigating a U.S. Department of (Fill-in-the-Blank) 

    “Just a small town girl, livin’ in a lonely world…She took the midnight train going anywhere…”


    Maybe not so much.

    But moving from a relatively small unknown state like Oregon (pronounced Ore-uh-gun for the East Coasters) is a big change. From the quaint, hipster, semi-bustling city of Portland to a “not-so-lonely-place” called Washington, DC, there are plenty of changes to deal with, especially at the workplace.

    Now this is the second time around for me. I’ve interned before at a public charter school in DC, however a government job is different, and let’s face it, kind of A BIG DEAL (not to brag).

    The great news though is that this “midnight train” can take you anywhere. There are so many opportunities for growth and development once you get your foot inside the U.S. Government (hopefully for good reasons). o.O

    Don’t expect these government internships to be all about paperwork, running copiers, buying coffee, etc. etc.

    The more interesting the department you are appointed to, the more you will actually get to learn and gain hands on experience (such as the Office of the Chief Information Officer). Not to mention, a lot of these government institutions actually offer training, networking, and volunteering opportunities for their employees (which congratulations! you sort of count! :D)

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  • Danielle Wilsey 12:23 am on February 21, 2011 Permalink
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    Race to the Top 

    So earlier this week, I had my first opportunity to see my employer in action outsideof the actual office. It was not only a great change of pace from the [awesomely] bright orange walls of the building but it was also a reminder of how our work affects policy, policy makers and other think tanks. Even though Third Way is just over 5 years old, it has already made its mark within a variety of key domestic policy issues and helped to push a general move towards civility.

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    • miranda78 4:46 pm on February 25, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Sounds like you had fun and learned a lot! I think opportunities to step outside the office are always great.

      • Danielle Wilsey 6:38 pm on February 27, 2011 Permalink

        Yah! It was a really great change of pace – keeps things interesting!

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