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Miles Barton

Intern, NVG LLC

Major: Government & Politics

Class Year: 2024

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What was a typical week like in your internship position?

A typical week as an intern at NVG LLC includes conducting legislative research on bills relevant to clients, transcribing or taking notes on congressional hearings, tracking White House communications and announcements, and so much more!



What do you enjoy most about your current position?

What I enjoy the most at NVG is the people I work with. The associates and partners are so accessible and kind. We have a team breakfast every Wednesday, where the team shares what they're working on and we talk about all federal government happenings.



How did your coursework help you in your internship?

Above all else, the coursework of GVPT377 has encouraged me to be more aggressive about marketing myself and networking. My professional materials and online profiles have improved, which has led to multiple informational interviews and opportunities I could've never imagined. This includes an interview that led to an exclusive invitation to the Obama Foundation's Democracy Forum in November. The application of the coursework gave me the agency to drive my professional journey.




How did you locate your internship position?

I found the internship posting on the GVPT undergraduate blog, along with other events and applications that I've since taken advantage of.



Advice for students:

The advice I'd give to students who are pursuing internships is to be confident and open-minded. Always be confident enough to shoot for the most selective internships, you never know what the recruiters are looking for! Also, be open-minded during your internship search, an internship you have low interest in could have access to extraordinary people, places, and opportunities.

When you become an intern, work hard, have a positive attitude, and always "show up" in the ways you can. People will notice!