Student Information

Student Name

Valeriy Chepurny





Internship Information

Company/Organization: Office of Congressman Steven Rothman

Mentor(s):Alixon Collazos

Topic of Internship

American Government

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

As an intern at the office of Congressman Steven Rothman in Hackensack, New Jersey, I have been handed the responsibility of managing several office tasks. For the most part, one of my most important responsibilities has been dealing with the congressmanís constituents through phone calls. I answer phones at the office, record constituent complaints, as well as opinions, and ultimately transfer constituent cases to caseworkers within the office. However, in the grand scheme of things, my main role at the office is to observe and learn. Through dealing directly with the people in my community, I have truly gained an understanding of how our local state governments work, and how they all relate to the federal government. The office of Congressman Rothman is a great place for anyone looking to gain insight into the everyday operations of the US government.

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