Daisa GuilarteHyde Park, MA
July 20, 2009
June 30, 2009
What has been the most challenging moment during your first three weeks of the internship?
The most challenging moment was definitely my first day at the office. I joined the group of interns late and had a huge learning curve to adjust to.
Taking a class on how to give a tour on Capitol Hill.
What experience has most inspired you thus far and why?
A conversation I had with a fellow intern about the role of politics in our lives. This conversation opened my eyes to a brand new understanding of politics.
If you had to make up a slogan, ten words or less, that represents your internship experience thus far, what would it be?
You cannot know where you are headed, until you know truly where you come from.
June 18, 2009
Please describe your first week in Washington, D.C.
One word: INCREDIBLE, simply incredible.
The people I have met as well as my experiences have far exceeded the many great expectations I had for this program. I have learned a great deal in the last week regarding what it takes to be a leader and succeed in the fast-paced yet very rewarding environment that is D.C.
From learning how to properly network and get the best out of the internship to meeting incredible people during the networking events and orientation, this week has proved to me that CHCI will indeed be a life-changing program for me.
I am inspired and astonished by everyone I have met and feel especially blessed to be surrounded by the incredible group of young men and women with whom I share this incredible experience. Today marks the end of my third day as an intern for Senator Kennedy's office and I have already been in the presence of incredible leaders like John McCain and Joe Biden.
I never, in my wildest dreams, could have imagined having the opportunity to meet such amazing leaders and be in the presence of the incredible work that happens in Congress. I feel immensely blessed to be taking part in this program and expect much more in the weeks ahead.