UCDC Alumni – Meggie Nguyen

Portrait of a person

Internship: Senator Dianne Feinstein

Term of Participation: Fall 2019

What was your role during the internship?

I was a legislative intern. I attended briefings and hearings on behalf of my senior staffers and aided them in drafts of letters and research for their policy portfolios.

How did your internship influence your career goals?

I have always wanted to be in policymaking, so this solidified my plan.

What is an exciting memory from your time in D.C.?

My favorite memories are passing Senator Warren and Sanders in the senate cafe and saying hi to congressman Lewis and Congresswoman Chu and the AOC.

I also had a medical issue at the end of my internship and had to end my internship a little sooner than expected but Senator Feinstein sent flowers to my hospital room in DC and back home in LA along with a holiday gift.

What advice do you have for future students?

Be as open as possible! Have personal business cards with you for networking events and always be ready to network no matter where you’re at.

Last modified: Jun 14, 2024