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2019 Week 4: Policy/Law/Government

GRACE REN | MARTHA’S PLACE Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to be part of an in-person, potential resident interview: this is the second intake step at Martha’s Place. After a brief informational phone call, potential residents will come for an interview with the program director (my supervisor), our…
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Week 3: Law/Policy/Government

JOSH LEE | BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Looking back to how I was feeling just two weeks, I feel that I have already grown in my ability to work independently and conduct the necessary steps to completing my projects for the summer. Just two weeks ago, I was feeling overwhelmed…
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2019 Week 2: Law/Policy/Government

GRACE REN | MARTHA’S PLACE Every Sunday, I find myself wanting to put out a perfect blog post. I want to write something that tells a beautiful story, something that eloquently puts together the millions of emotions I feel every day. But actually, I am not feeling that urge today;…
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2019 Week 1: Policy/Law/Government

FAITH BROWN | YOUTHWORKS This first week of my internship has been a good mix of fast-paced and slow-paced work. So far, I have done a good job keeping up with journaling each day to reflect on what I have done, and how my feelings about my position develop. Day…
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2019 Orientation: Policy/Law/Government

GRACE REN | MARTHA’S PLACE Going into orientation for a second year, I prepared myself for moments of boredom and repetition that I assumed would occur from hearing the same things as I did last summer. In no way did I expect the tumultuous emotions I experienced throughout the week…
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2018 Week 6: Government and Policy

SAM SCHATMEYER | CITY COUNCILPERSON ZEKE COHEN So I had my art walk today, and I wanted to get this blog post out while the walk is still fresh in my mind. It was a lovely walk, it was super well set organized and I was reminded that art is…
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2018 Week 5: Government and Policy

SAM SCHATMEYER | CITY COUNCILPERSON ZEKE COHEN For the past two weeks at the office I’ve been researching and summarizing the Kirwan Commission on Education. It took me several drafts to get it to where our legislative director deemed it acceptable, and that was a whole new thing for me….
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2018 Week 4: Government and Policy

SAM SCHATMEYER | CITY COUNCILPERSON ZEKE COHEN Constituent service has been by far the newest experience I’ve had at the office this summer. I heard about constituent service prior to getting this job, and I had also heard that it’s a grunt job that interns don’t get paid to do,…
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2018 Week 3: Government and Policy

SAM SCHATMEYER | CITY COUNCILPERSON ZEKE COHEN In the midst of this week’s absurd news cycle – from the ongoing separation of migrant families, to the upholding of the Trump’s muslim ban, to the retirement of Justice Kennedy – I felt drawn to the local politician’s perspective. The policies of…
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2018 Week 2: Government and Policy

NICOLE KIKER | FREESTATE JUSTICE This week was better than last week. I’m starting to receive more complicated and ongoing assignments, and assignments that I can tell are more important to the success of FreeState Justice. I’ve started learning about writing grant reports and grant proposals, which feels like a…
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