Class of 2012
MA State House Internship
As a Political Science major and a leader in community service on campus, Tara was motivated to search for an internship with a focus on public service. She chose her internship with the Women’s Caucus at the Massachusetts State House so that she could learn more about public service at the state level. “As an assistant to the Director of the program, I had the opportunity to work personally with state legislators and senators as well as their professional staff on a day-to-day basis. I loved that the projects I organized actually made a positive impact and that I could see the benefits of the programs.”
Throughout her internship experience, Tara was constantly learning and acquiring skills in networking, customer service, and event planning. “Working at the State House also taught me a lot about tradition and the inner workings of politics. I loved working in the state house building which is one of my favorite places in Boston, filled constantly with excitement and buzz “, she adds.
Tara’s internship has definitely helped her with decisions about future career plans. “My passion is working with women’s issues. I gained exposure to numerous non-profits and non governmental agencies that work with related issues in the Boston area, so now I plan to apply to graduate schools to study public health.”
She advises all Merrimack students to search for an internship. “100% without a doubt partake in this type of opportunity. The experience will teach you more than you expected”.