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What is the best way to get a job on capitol hill post-grad?

i'm a graduating senior who has had an internship on capitol hill

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Hi there! Excellent question. There are many different avenues you can take to get a job on capitol hill. I recommend pursuing the major, internships, and extra curriculars you enjoy that are approximate to the kinds of jobs you wish to do on the hill. Even better would be to go to a school nearby like GW or Georgetown and take courses in political science, public affairs, government etc. Networking is pretty critical and getting contacts that can get your foot in the door would be ideal. Oftentimes just being in DC sprouts opportunities you never knew existed or could get if you were elsewhere. I really enjoyed journalism and public affairs so I did my degree in DC and there was always something going on where I could connect with a person or an organization that was of the moment and helped me get to the good stories. I made a lot of great connections. It is a wonderful place to be to get where you want to go.

Robyn recommends the following next steps:

Study political science
Get an internship or a job in DC
Network
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