Intern Spotlight: Taylor Sims
This Intern Spotlight focuses on Taylor Sims, interning in Washington, D.C., for Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., the U.S. House of Representatives majority whip.
Name: Taylor Sims
Major: Economics with a specialization in Public Policy & Law
Minor: Public Relations
Interning with: U.S. House of Representatives, office of Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La.
Location: Washington, D.C.
Description of duties: Responsible for answering phone calls from constituents and professionally addressing their concerns on policy, legislation, and both local and national issues; corresponding with senior staff members in Scalise’s leadership and personal offices as well as other representatives’ offices; providing tours of the Capitol for constituents and VIP guests; and attending hearings on issues such as education, poverty, and security and taking detailed notes for legislative directors.
About Taylor: “This internship has been incredibly beneficial to my understanding of my desired field. The political climate of D.C. is unlike any other, and one learns so much by delving into the hub of the nation’s government. D.C. is the perfect place to intern — there is an abundance of young professionals and experts in the field who are willing to help young people succeed. I recommend finding people you know already who will also be interning nearby, but also be willing to branch out and meet new people. An internship is the perfect opportunity to not only enhance your skills and further your knowledge, but also expand your professional network!”