What interns are saying about The Dershowitz Group
"The TDG internship is a dynamic and immersive experience that gives you a front row seat to the major developments of international relations. It pushes you to strive for excellence and further sharpen the skills that you come in with, as well as allowing you to develop new skills along the way."
- Diana Marin-Melo, Fall 2017
"I enjoyed working in an office with the resources that enabled me to dive deep on issues I care deeply about. Some of the smartest people in the world work in this office, and there are opportunities to ask questions and find new directions to take my interests."
- Shelby Ashe, Fall 2017
“You will always be busy and you will always have projects that interest you. Everyone is interested in helping you learn and pick up valuable skills. Help was there when needed, but the level of independence really helped in the development of analytical skills.”
- Sofia Schonenberg, Spring 2017
“I know that the people I met at TDG will not only serve as fantastic references, but they will also be able to inform me of opportunities and open doors for me that I could not open alone. It also taught me a great deal about how to work and communicate in a professional office. Thanks to my time with TDG, I will feel confident that I can succeed in the future offices of my career.”
- Gardner Lange, Fall 2016
“I really enjoyed working with all of the members of The Dershowitz Group—everyone made themselves very available and helpful and seemed to have a genuine and active interest in my experience. I also really enjoyed being given and working on tasks that were related to serious issues in the world. It gave me a sense of importance and purpose and made the entire experience one to really remember.”
- Caroline Olivero, Summer 2016
“This internship went above and beyond my expectations. The work was intellectually challenging because of the expectations for such high quality work. These expectations improved my writing and research skills tremendously and I feel better prepared to meet future challenges that I will come across in my career. I have grown professionally and personally over the course of this semester.”
- Taylor Nutt, Fall 2015
"Working at TDG made me realize how much I love the policy aspect of working in D.C., in addition to giving me an idea of what working at a consulting firm is like."
- Leah Ansel, Summer 2015
"I felt that it was my job every day to educate myself and to continuously be learning. I learned so much about foreign policy and how politics work, which has been very rewarding."
- Jamie Fidler, Summer 2015
"There was never a day that I didn't look forward to going into the office. I can promise you that every single person you meet in the TDG office, including your fellow interns, can and will be future networking opportunities."
- Tom Smolarz, Spring 2015
"My internship allowed me to work on multiple long-term and short-term projects about a variety of issues, which made it so I could learn extensively about many relevant issues. All of this newly acquired knowledge has given me a clear direction regarding which issues to focus on further in my career."
- Daniel Hammerman, Fall 2014
"This internship has given me the best start to a professional career anyone could ask for and has been invaluable in developing my professional skills that can be used in the future."
- Laura Deen, Fall 2013
"There was never a boring day in the office."
- Tyler Weymouth, Fall 2013
"Interning at TDG was definitely a worthwhile experience for many reasons. I was able to do a lot of research on topics I am interested in, as well as help prepare for and host events which was an exciting new opportunity."
- Garielle Jette, Spring 2013
"I came to Washington D.C. in search of tangible work experience and to expand my knowledge about the world. I got exactly that at The Dershowitz Group."
- Anna Ha, Fall 2012
"I enjoyed the opportunity to work on real projects-pitches, articles, backgrounders, and research-more than I worked on typical 'intern' projects. I was able to apply critical thinking and writing skills to projects, and, within certain boundaries, flex some creative muscle."
- Ben Leiner, Summer 2012
"The most important thing I took away from my internship were the professional skills I gained by working closely with TDG staff. These skills, even to date, have helped me to communicate better with authority figures and even to land another internship."
- Danielle Sloane, Fall 2012
"During my internship at TDG, I learned new skills in numerous areas of strategic communications that I could have never learned in quite the same way in a classroom. I was treated extremely professionally, held accountable for my work, and learned many new things along the way."
- Hillary Wasserman, Summer 2012
"Interns at TDG are expected to own their work and see projects through to the very end. The staff emphasizes attention to detail, which is something that will help me throughout the rest of my educational career and in my professional life."
- Jeff Maul, Summer 2011