Our Internship Spotlight series continues with a look a rising senior Brendan Wallace, who is putting his political science education to work this summer as an intern in Washington, D.C. with the United States House Committee on Financial Services. In his three years at Ohio State, Wallace has twice been a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (3.7 or better GPA) and three times an OSU Scholar-Athlete.
Why were you interested in this internship? “Government has always fascinated me. Working for the Committee on Financial Services gives me an inside look into how our nation’s lawmakers deal with the issues facing banking, real estate, public housing, and insurance. Getting to learn about all of these different sectors was very attractive to me.”
What has been the most valuable thing you’ve learned so far? “Getting to witness the time, research, and overall process that goes into developing policy has been extremely valuable. Additionally, learning about the inner workings of our government has given me a much deeper appreciation and understanding of the world around me. Spending time around the Congressmen who govern our nation has taught me about leadership and everything that goes into creating the laws that drive our nation.”
How will this experience help you in the long run? “Through this internship I’ve discovered a line of work that I’m now very interested in. This internship offered me a variety of experiences that can be applied across many potential career paths.”