Grant Fox is an Accounting major set to graduate in the May of 2021. This summer he interned for the United States Senate in the Office of Roy Blunt as a Legislative Intern in Washington, D.C.
What was a typical day like?
Each day started with organizing mail, delivering newspapers, and preparing the office for that day’s events. After the office opened to the public, I had a variety of tasks including answering phone calls from Missouri constituents, giving tours of the Capitol Building and delivering bills to the Senate floor.
What was your favorite part of the experience?
My favorite part of the internship was seeing up close how our federal government operates. Along with that, I was able to assist the office in the development of multiple bills and programs. The experience overall taught me a lot of vital skills that will be of great use in the future.
If you worked on a big project, please describe it below:
One of my favorite projects was creating arguments in favor of multiple USDA research agencies moving from Washington, DC to Kansas City, Missouri. Kansas City proved to be a better option for multiple reasons, including that a majority of research universities would be better serviced as a result of being closer to the new location.
How did Eller prepare you for your internship?
Eller was able to prepare me for my internship in a variety of ways. The skill I credit most for my success this summer would be my business communications class. There, I learned how to effectively communicate in a professional setting and used those skills everyday.