Student Information

Student Name

Joan Chica



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Internship Information

Company/Organization: 38th Legislative District Assembly Office

Mentor(s):Carlos Ivan Merino

Topic of Internship

Assistant of Deputy Chief of Staff

Background Information

Assemblyman Tim Eustace is the assemblyman representing the 38th Legislative district in New Jersey. His office, since his appointment in 2012, has helped the constituents of the district, which are the residents of Bergenfield, Fair Lawn, Glen Rock, Hasbrouck Heights, Hawthorne, Lodi, Maywood, New Milford, Oradell, Paramus, River Edge,Rochelle Park, Saddle Brook with government-related issues. Some of these issues include assistance with senior services, assistant with unemployment insurance, providing information about state legislation, and by processing notary applications for district residents. The office also takes note of constituents' beliefs on government and relays them to the Assemblyman. In addition, in the office we do some legal research, and meetings with constituents.

Summary of Internship

Interning at the 38th Legislative District office has broaden my views and opinions on how much government plays an important role on the lives of common people. Through my internship, I have learned the day-to-day activities that government employees have to do, as well how a it is to be an assembly member and all the responsibilities such person has as an elected official . Though my experience contains many of the basic elements of any office internship, such as scanning and filing documents, I have done several key projects. One of these projects is assisting with the creation of a website for the assemblyman, and assisting the legislative aids as well as the assembly member when we all went to Trenton for committees and assembly voting days. This experience has helped me understand what state government does and has encouraged me to become more involved in my community and local government.

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