Internship with Congressman Murphy and Congressman West

Douglas Cannon '12

Hometown:  Boca Raton, Florida
Major:  Political Science
Minor:  Entrepreneurial Studies
Pre-Professional Program:  Pre-Law

Magellan Project Description:
I had the extraordinary opportunity to intern in Washington, D.C. for two Congressmen, Congressman Murphy PA-(18) and Congressman West (FL-22). The internship comprised of providing tours of the Capitol, answering constituent telephone calls, researching legislation, attending hearings, and writing reports on various topics including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Environmental Protection Agency, Medicare, Social Security, Cyber Security, and accounting methods namely “Last In First Out (LIFO)”.

How will your Magellan Project help with your plans after graduation?
My plans after graduation are to attend law school and work on Capitol Hill. This internship gave me a first-hand experience on the daily actions of Capitol Hill as well as a great opportunity to understand behind the scenes what really happens in a Congressional office.