Andrew Havens ’17

Andrew is a politics major from Hickory Hills, Illinois.


Tomlinson Fellow in Representative Government

Congressional Office of David Loebsack (D-IA 2) | Washington, D.C.

Week 5:
New Adventures and Mourning


June 13, 2016 | This was an exciting week to be an intern on Capitol Hill. My week started as all weeks do. I was tasked with doing the work that I always had to do, specifically giving tours to constituents as well as answering the phone calls and letters that we received. This week provided me with a […]

Week 4:
Celebrating One Month


June 7, 2016 | This past week culminated in my one month celebration of being at my internship. Although I still have more than 2 months to go in the program, I have learned a great deal. Despite the fact that I have been doing the job for over a month, there are still new things to be learned […]

Week 3:
Remembering the Fallen


May 31, 2016 | My third week as an intern in Washington D.C. revolved around the upcoming remembrance of Memorial Day. Monday the 23rd was a typical day at the Congressman’s office. As I had done in the past few weeks, I had given tours of the Capitol as well as answering the phones, taking messages, and logging the […]

Week 2:
New responsibilities mean new experiences


May 26, 2016 | Last week was my second week as an intern with U.S. Representative David Loebsack at the Longworth House Office Building in Washington D.C. While last week was spent learning the ins and outs of serving as an intern in Washington D.C., my second week was spent applying those lessons. One of the few differences in […]

Week 1:
The Beginning of a Journey


May 17, 2016 | Ever since I was five years old, my passion has been politics. I read countless books on the subject while growing up and decided before I even began applying to colleges that it would be my major. Each summer at Cornell has involved me getting involved with some aspect of the political world, whether that […]

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