How She Got That Internship is a series that highlights conservative women’s internships in various organizations and positions to inspire the next generation of conservative women to lead. Did you, or a young woman that you know, have an internship experience you want to share with our readers? Submit it in this form and we will contact you if we think it would be a great fit for the series.
Summer is perhaps the best time for young leaders to invest in themselves by gaining valuable work experience, namely through internships. As summer comes to a close and fall looms ahead, FFL is sitting down with a number interns to reflect on this year’s highlights and encourage more young leaders to apply for next year’s internships.
Karly Hahn is a sophomore at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota where she the president of the local College Republicans chapter. At St. Thomas, Karly is working to obtain degrees in political science and public policy economics. She loves to be as involved as possible in politics with her busy schedule, so she tries my hardest to search for internships that will keep her occupied and engaged. Karly has interned at the Minnesota Senate and on the Housley for US Senate campaign, and will soon begin an internship at the Heritage Foundation. In her free time, Karly enjoys reading, working out, and binge watching Scandal and Parks & Rec.
How did you find out about the position, and why did you decide to apply?
I found out about this position by a posting on social media. It was late August, and the campaign was looking for more help as they had a lot of summer interns who were leaving. What attracted me to apply for this internship was the candidate. I had vaguely followed her work beforehand, but as people began to talk about her candidacy I began to follow it more and more closely. I even ended up writing a piece on her for FFL! When I saw this internship opening, I knew I could not pass up applying.
What was the driving force behind choosing to work at as a US Senate campaign intern?
The driving force behind my choosing to intern for the Housley for Senate Campaign was the dynamite candidate that I would get to work for, the momentum that the campaign was gaining, and the awesome team that I had heard so much about. With nothing negative in my way, I decided to go for it!