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. 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.
How did you find out about the position, and why did you decide to apply?
I found out about the ABBOTT position through Danielle Giffin, my Regional Director with the Bryan Hughes campaign. I decided to apply because I respect Governor Abbott and what he’s doing for Texas. He is an exemplary leader who fights for the sanctity of life, freedom, economic prosperity and so much more. He is also from my hometown of Longview, TX so I have always looked up to him as a leader.
What was the driving force behind choosing to work at as an intern for Governor Abbott?
The driving force of me choosing to work for Governor Greg Abbott is because he does so much for Texas. His work ethic is unmatched and he is a man of his word. He actively pursues the best interest of his constituents.
Had you interned before? If so, where?
I have interned before. For Senator Bryan Hughes when he was a Texas State Representative.
Describe a typical day at your internship.
I quickly transitioned from intern to a fellow. A fellow is a pathway to hire. I then became a Field Organizer and then the Regional Director for Southeast Texas. A typical day was spent building teams, block walking, phone banking, meeting with constituents. Also forming a plan of action and executing it for a Republican Victory.
What has been the most rewarding aspect of working for Governor Abbott?
Working in politics was rewarding both personally and professionally. I was fortunate to work alongside individuals of all ages and backgrounds. My personal growth was a direct result of being exposed to a wide range of ideologies, cultures, beliefs, and the personal perspectives of others. I learned how to effectively and efficiently build, execute, and manage complex plans to meet local and regional goals. I have learned that when you work hard, focus on maximizing the strengths of your team, and support the passions of others a goal or desired outcome can be accomplished.