Internship Experience: Auburn University senior interns in White House

(Ledger-Enquirer) – Asked whether during his White House internship this summer any officials asked him how to fix the nation’s budget impasse, Elliott Lynn laughed and said, “Definitely not.”

But the Glenwood School graduate and Auburn University senior does feel his work made a positive impact beyond making coffee and filing documents. And although the interns aren’t paid, Lynn figures the experience he earned will prove invaluable.

“You feel you’re a small part of something bigger than yourself,” he said.

Lynn was one of the four interns in the White House Office of Legislative Affairs, the liaison between the administration and Congress. The main goal is to help get the president’s agenda passed. Lynn and another intern focused on the House of Representatives. They reported to a deputy assistant to the president.

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