BEST PLACE TO VISIT IN D.C.
Arlington Cemetery had the biggest impact on me. My favorite place to visit was the Eastern Market, because of all the people to meet and things to do.
BEST PLACE TO EAT IN D.C.
My favorite place to eat was Good Stuff. The best thing to order is the Obama Burger, Village Fry, and toasted marshmallow shake. Also, we tested out just about every cupcake shop, and hands down the best is Baked and Wired.
BEST WORK PROJECT OR EXPERIENCE
I’m going to be a teacher and I got to work with Senator Hatch’s Education L.A. on legislation about student privacy. We did a lot of research and went to different briefings and hearings on the particular issue. She (the L.A.) showed me exactly how she was drafting the bill, who revised and edited it, why they changed what they did—right up to when Senator Hatch proposed and got co-sponsors. I got to see it every step of the way.
TIPS ABOUT THE SUMMER WEATHER
-If you’re a girl, don’t spend forever and a day on your hair and make-up because by the time you get to work, it’ll be a mess.
-There are ways to get from Arlington to the your office in the Capitol without ever having to go outside
-Rent a car and go to the beach
WHAT WAS THE BIGGEST SURPRISE ABOUT GETTING TO D.C.?
How much there is to do in D.C. Whether it’s a concert or an event, or just going out shopping or to a club, there’s always something happening every night.
WHAT CLASS PREPARED YOU THE MOST FOR YOUR INTERNSHIP
AP US History. I didn’t take many government or history classes because of my major, but knowing US history really helped bring the experience to life when we were walking through the Capitol or seeing the different sites.
WHAT WOULD YOU RECOMMEND TO FUTURE INTERNS?
Don’t put too much pressure on yourself. Manage your expectations and enjoy the experience.
Sarah Hunt interned for Senator Hatch this summer. In May, she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a 4.0 GPA. She was valedictorian for the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and spoke at commencement. She was a Presidential Campaign Volunteer in Las Vegas. She is also a Presidential Scholarship recipient. Sarah completed a student teaching experience in Davis County, and finished her student teaching in Norway earlier this year.