A student in the Political Science program, Ryan Hofmann completed his internship with the House Republican Policy Committee (RPC) in Washington DC. He had this to say about her internship experience:
"During the summer of 2017, I had the opportunity to intern for the House Republican Policy Committee (RPC) in Washington D.C., which acts as a resource to the Republican House members by providing legislative digests, several task forces, and schedule updates via email. I chose to intern with the RPC due to the fact that I am interested in working in the area of public policy, and wanted to gain hands on experience to supplement my Masters of Arts in Political Science. Both my undergraduate and graduate political science work at Appalachian State University prepared me for work on the Hill by providing me with the critical thinking and writing skills needed to work in such an environment. While interning in DC, I had the opportunity to watch the Fourth of July fireworks show on the national mall, which is an experience that I will never forget. In addition to this opportunity, at the end of my internship, I was blessed enough to be offered a remote employee position with the RPC, thereby allowing me to continue my professional development while finishing my graduate work. "