Cal Poly student interns for California congresswoman in D.C.

A Cal Poly student is one of 26 college interns from the Panetta Institute for Public Policy who began their work this week in the offices of California delegation members of the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C.

Malcolm Mills, a sociology major, is one of the students who will be spending 11 weeks in Washington after participating in an intensive two-week course that focuses on policy issues, the current political environment and training on how to work effectively in a congressional office.

The students for the program’s 18th annual class of interns were nominated by presidents of the California State University campuses, as well as presidents of Dominican University, St. Mary’s College and Santa Clara University, all Bay Area colleges.

Mills will be working in the office of California Congresswoman Grace Napolitano, D-Norwalk.

The Congressional Internship Program was founded by the Panetta Institute to give students from various backgrounds hands-on experience with how democracy operates.