Written by Owen Kahn
Major: Government & Politics/History Double Major
My name is Owen Kahn, and I am a second year government and politics/history double major here at UMD. Intern for a Day placed me with Prince George’s County Council Member Todd Turner, and he invited me to come down the the county administration building and shadow him for two days.
My experience there was incredible. It was my first time seeing government work first hand and it reaffirmed my passion for what I study. Nothing compares to the first hand experience you get observing the people working in your field, and in just two days I felt like I learned more than I could in an entire semester of class. Not only did I get to shadow Council Member Turner, I got to help work with the staff on important projects, meet other people in the office, and speak before the council to introduce myself. While I was there, I even made connections with another Council Member who was looking for interns, and because of my experience there I was able to get an internship for this semester!
Intern for a Day is an incredible opportunity, and I encourage everyone to take advantage of it. I look forward to doing it again this year!