Kalissa Holdcraft ’13

Major: Politics. Hometown: Crete, Nebraska.


Keyes Fellow in Urban Policy Development

U.S. Conference of Mayors | Washington, D.C.

Week 8:
U.S. Conference of Mayors


June 29, 2012 | The final week! My swan song! I can’t believe it’s actually over, but at least I went out with a bang! This week was full of charity, politics, and historical moments. I think that’s a great way to leave a place like DC. The last Monday! I was extremely excited because Monday night was the […]

Week 7:
U.S. Conference of Mayors


June 21, 2012 | In comparison to my previous week, number seven was not nearly as jam-packed. I was given Monday and Tuesday off, as the office was not slated to start work fully until Wednesday. I took my days off and explored areas of DC that I had spent little time in. I moseyed around the Chinatown area […]

Week 6:
U.S. Conference of Mayors


June 14, 2012 | This was THE week. It was easily the most jam-packed and exciting week of my internship thus far. I went from the most stressful experience of my life to enjoying an amazing work vacation. As far as the LSAT goes… my brain was fried by the end.  I was at the test site (a $50 […]

Week 5:
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June 7, 2012 | This week was the beginning of the end – my final four weeks interning at the US Conference of Mayors. It was definitely crunch time, as the office was preparing for next week, which is the annual conference in Florida! Unfortunately, I have one extremely large obstacle looming in my way before I jet off […]

Week 4:
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May 31, 2012 | Well this week was strange. I started off by getting Monday off… because Memorial Day is a federal holiday everywhere but Cornell. Just kidding. I did not spend my Memorial Day doing anything exciting, I actually spent the day studying for the LSAT. Over the weekend I did the grand tour of every monument, and […]

Week 3:
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May 22, 2012 | I started the week off by acting like a newshound and reading story after story on countless sites. After a while, my boss invited me into his office so I could sit in on a meeting. The meeting was focused on the DollarWi$e campaign, which is a financial education initiative. There are grants associated with […]

Week 2:
U.S. Conference of Mayors


May 15, 2012 | Wow! Week number 2 started off extremely busy! The highest level of policymaking that the US mayors do comes in the form of passing resolutions at their annual meetings. All of the resolutions that would be voted on at the Annual Conference needed to be sent in on Monday. That means I started off the […]

Week 1:
U.S. Conference of Mayors


May 8, 2012 | I had quite the whirlwind first week! I initially got to work extremely early (1 hour to be exact), so I spent my first portion of work reading a book I brought along. After my boss arrived, the assignments came flying. He needed me to evaluate information sent by two cities on initiatives they had […]