What an awesome experience! Did you know that 70% of women in Congress are former Girl Scouts?
By being a Congressional Aide I learned about how a congressional office works on a daily basis. It is really cool because we live so close to Washington, D.C. and rarely get to see how this country is run. I gained a greater understanding about how the government works by asking lots and lots of questions and by getting involved, like attending meetings and working on projects. My favorite part of being a Congressional Aide was getting to work with the press secretary because I am interested in the media aspect of things. When I worked with the press secretary, I got to update the website, send out press releases, and meet constituents who came up to meet Congressman Thompson of the 2nd district of Mississippi.
The most challenging thing was trying to navigate through the Rayburn House Building, the building I was in. Another challenging thing was trying…
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