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Office of Congressman Hank Johnson

Type of Internship: Congressional Office
Internship Availability: Spring, Summer, Fall
Location: Washington, D.C.
Quick Links: Internship website

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Congressman Hank Johnson has represented Georgia's 4th congressional district since 2007. He serves on the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on the Judiciary. Interns in his Washington, D.C. office will be asked to answer phones, run errands, research legislation for the Member and legislative staff, attend hearings and briefings and answer constituent letters on various issues before the House. As a result, interns learn about the legislative process and the many other functions of a congressional office.

Past Interns

Davis, Laura

Davis, Laura

DC Semester: Spring 2013
School: UGA Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, UGA School of Public and International Affairs
Type of Internship: Congressional Office

As a dyed-in-the-wool Athenian, the choice to attend UGA was easy. I initially started my academic career as a journalism major with hopes of becoming a war correspondent. One semester in, and the discovery of the International Affairs major changed all of that.

Academically, I am intrigued by security puzzles, war-fighting tactics, and national security intelligence, and have been the most influenced by Dr. Loch K. Johnson. I also wrote my senior thesis for my history degree on the social effects of the Baader-Meinhof Group in West Germany.

When not explaining why insurgencies occur, I am an avid runner and weight trainer, with aspirations to qualify for the Boston Marathon before I turn 30.

Peles, Hadas

Peles, Hadas

DC Semester: Spring 2008
School: UGA School of Public and International Affairs
Type of Internship: Congressional Office

I was born in the Middle East, grew up on the West Coast, educated in the South (go Dawgs!) and currently live in New England. The confluence of the places I’ve come from and people I’ve met have shaped my ideas about politics and my love for building relationships.

I studied Political Science and History at the University of Georgia. While a student, and since, I’ve worked with local, state, and federal government offices and campaigns.

While interning for Congressman Hank Johnson, I attended many meetings of the House Armed Services Committee. That, combined with having Dr. Loch Johnson as my mentor, made me especially interested in foreign policy and defense issues. This has informed my career path since participating in the Washington Semester Program.

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