Summer internship places Maxwell student in halls of US Capitol

September 25, 2017 | Kathleen Haley

Andrew RegaladoAndrew Regalado ’20 knew he wanted to spend the summer living and interning in Washington, D.C. He just had to figure out how to make it work.

The Chino Hills, California, native pursued scholarships and applied for a role with his home state’s representative. And this past summer, he was right where he wanted to be.

Regalado, a political science major in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, was a congressional intern for U.S. Representative Ed Royce of California, who is chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. He also was accepted into an experiential scholar program, Leadership and The American Presidency (LTAP), which is a co-sponsored by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute (RRPFI) and The Fund for American Studies (TFAS).

“My summer in Washington, D.C., has not only helped me grow in many skill areas, but also as a leader and young professional,” says Regalado, who is the speaker of the assembly for the Student Association’s 60th Legislative Session. “Stepping out of my comfort zone throughout the U.S. capital and engaging in today’s political process has afforded me unbelievable insight and challenged me to continuously look at our democracy from different angles.” Read the full article here.