My first day interning with the PLCA, I can remember showing up to the Capitol, trying to make sure my nerves weren't noticeable. In a matter of minutes, all of my nerves turned to excitement when I met the kind, welcoming and hard-workings members of the PLCA.
I came in with a lot of writing experience, but little political reporting work. Despite this, every single person I came in contact with was willing to take time out of their busy schedules to help me improve my skills. I can't count how many times checked up on to make sure I was confident and comfortable.
My 10 weeks with the PLCA gave me more experience and connections than any other internship. Not only did I get bylines in five high-profile and well regarded outlets, but I met mentors that I will always be grateful for. I could not recommend this internship enough. Anyone who is lucky enough to take part will walk away a better writer and reporter.
Samuel O'Neal, 2023 Intern