Student Information

Student Name

Jaime Ma





Internship Information

Company/Organization: Office of Congressman Rothman

Mentor(s):Alixon Collazos

Topic of Internship

Government & Politics

Background Information

The Office of Congressman Steve Rothman works for New Jersey's Ninth Congressional District by securing federal funds for local programs, protecting the Meadowlands, fighting aircraft noise, and providing general constituent services. Congressman Steven R. Rothman is a Democrat from Fair Lawn representing the southern portion of Bergen County, parts of northern Hudson County, and the Borough of Hawthorne in Passaic County in New Jersey's Ninth Congressional District. Now serving in his sixth term, Steve is a member of the Defense, Foreign Operations, Agriculture, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Subcommittees of the powerful House Appropriations Committee. The Office of Congressman Rothman fights to ensure the civil liberties of constituents and improve the conditions of our every day citizens.

Summary of Internship

Communication and responsibility are key as an intern at the Office of Congressman Rothman. There is a fair share of answering to constituent phone calls, formatting certificate templates, shredding confidential documents, researching federal grants, writing case sheets, updating the database and the occasional trip to the built in café, just across the way for a hot roast beef sandwich. This internship initiated an interest in me to research, not just about local affairs but also the 2008 presidential campaigns in which Barrack Obama is the Congressman’s main focus. From saving the Hackensack Meadowlands, improving social security and fighting aircraft pollution to supporting veterans, protecting social security and reforming health care, it is a great privilege to learn and make myself a part of the experience.

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