2017 Spring Intern
Kirstyn Flood is a rising senior at the University of Maryland, College Park, from Baltimore, MD. She double majors in Multiplatform Journalism and Government & Politics. Prior to her internship with the Committee, Kirstyn interned in Congressman Elijah Cummings' Office and wrote for various newspapers. After graduation, she plans on pursuing a Master of Public Policy degree, with a specialization in social and education policy. She hopes to work on Capitol Hill and one day hold office at the local, state or national level.
1. Why did you pursue an internship with CHA? What were you hoping to work on or learn about?
"I pursued an internship with CHA because I previously interned in a Member's office and was interested in seeing how a different aspect of the House operates. I wanted to see how the Committee handled issues like voting and elections, and was hoping to learn a lot about Franking because I'd never heard of it."
2. What are your plans after completing this internship?
"This summer, I'm interning at Baltimore Style Magazine, and then I'll be off to completing my senior year!"
3. What did you learn from your time here with the Committee, or what has been your most rewarding experience?
"I learned about the Franking process, the Election Assistance Commission and the Federal Election Commission. The most rewarding experience was going to a hearing and briefing about House technology. I also enjoyed putting together press clips and social media posts each day."
4. What advice would you give to the next incoming intern?
"I would advise the next intern to always be open to learning, helping as much as possible and meeting new people. When working on projects, work quickly and be sure to check your work."