Student Information

Student Name

Kelvin Acheampong

Email

kel.acheampong@gmail

Academy

Bio-Med

Internship Information

Company/Organization: Office of Congressman Steven R. Rothman

Mentor(s):Alixon Collazos, Brian Nagle

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

As an intern at the Office of Congressman Steven R. Rothman, I have been granted responsibilities vital to ensure smooth sailing with regards to constituent services. For most of the day, I come in direct contact with constituents through phone calls and meetings, as I attempt to understand their troubles and concerns and do my best to relay them to the various caseworkers in the office. Through this intimate contact, I am able to observe the various mechanisms utilized to ensure proper communication with the Congressman and his constituents. It is through witnessing all this that I gained a better understand of government at the federal level. Any with even the slightest interest and government and politics should heavily consider pursuing this opportunity.

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