As a Congressional Aide, Girl Scout Camille G. spent a week shadowing the office of Representative John Conyers, Jr. Camille writes about her experience below.
My experience on Capitol Hill was amazing! The Congressional Aide program was an awesome opportunity that I will never get again in my life, and I am so happy that I got the chance to do it.
As an Aide in Representative John Conyers, Jr.’s office, I ran errands, performed research, attended briefings and organized documents on the computer. While running errands, I got to see so many parts of the Capitol that you can’t always see as a visitor on a tour, including the House floor.
I also had the opportunity to work on research for a letter the office was writing to the White House, which made me feel like I was making a difference. During my down time, I got to shadow the other interns and learn from the staffers.
If I could give advice to next year’s Congressional Aides, I would tell them to not be afraid to ask questions, and wear flat shoes!
For more than 40 years, Girl Scout Ambassadors have had the opportunity to combine service and citizenship through our historic Congressional Aide program. Over the course of a week, girls shadow congressional offices, where they learn first-hand about our nation’s political process and help members of Congress and their staff with daily assignments behind the scenes. Learn more on our website and view photos throughout the summer on our Facebook page.