WASHINGTON, D.C. – Regina LoBiondo, a resident of Montville, NJ, and a junior at Tulane University, has just completed a summer internship for Rodney P. Frelinghuysen (NJ-11) in the Congressman’s Washington, D.C. office.
In her time as a Congressional intern, LoBiondo attended committee hearings, researched legislative concerns, and sat in on meetings between the Congressman or his staff and various interest groups. Her other responsibilities included responding to constituents’ concerns, giving tours of the Capitol, and helping staff around the office. The internship also provided LoBiondo with the opportunity to hear from many distinguished congressmen and women and government officials. She has loved being in the center of the political process, learning more about the operations of Congress, and especially hearing from the lawmakers themselves.
“It’s incredible to sit in a room and listen to lawmakers and experts discuss issues,” LoBiondo said. “Every day in the office felt like I was witnessing a part of history. I have learned so much about government, politics and the lawmaking process. It has been extremely inspiring, too, to hear Congressmen and women share their experiences and encourage us to follow our own political paths.”
“Congressman Frelinghuysen and his staff have been great mentors throughout my internship. They are dedicated public servants who always put the needs of their constituents first,” LoBiondo continued. “Working with constituents during my internship has been the most rewarding part. Every time I respond to a concern, I’m answering a neighbor. I’m incredibly lucky to have had this opportunity.”