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Government

You will emerge from your government major grounded in international relations, American politics, comparative politics and political theory. If you are accepted into Hamilton’s program in Washington, D.C., you will get a front-line perspective on U.S. government, including working in a Congressional or executive office.

Thomas Funk '15
Thomas Funk ’15 interned for Congresswoman Cheri Bustos at her congressional office in Washington D.C.

A student learns firsthand: D.C. internship, study in France  

Thomas Funk ’15 says his summer internship with a U.S. congresswoman will play a part when he decides what to do with his future. Experiencing Washington, D.C. firsthand was an eye-opener.

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Haley Person '11
Haley Peterson ’11

A graduate’s progress: a path to law school

Right out of Hamilton, Haley Peterson ’11 worked on Capitol Hill for a Vermont congressman. The summer before law school, she led a community service trip for high school students to Tanzania. It was great, but Peterson was ready for more school. “After working for a few years after graduating from Hamilton, I felt that the legal field was the place where not only I could practice my research and writing skills but also where I could make the biggest impact in the environmental field,” says Peterson, who is a law student at the University of Maryland.

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