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  • Locations: Boston, United States; Washington DC, United States
  • Program Terms: J-Term
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Drake Administered Housing Options: Hotel
Credit Type: Drake Credit Language of Instruction: English
Provider: Drake University
Program Description:
LIBR 174 -- Congress Up Close:  Preparing to be a Congressional Staffer
Hope Grebner Bibens and Joseph Jones
AOI Engaged Citizen and Information Literacy
Congressional staff members are instrumental, dedicated, and sometimes unseen employees of the United States Congress.  There are many different facets of a Congressional office that one will learn by serving in a member’s Washington, D.C. office and a district or state office.  This course is designed to give an in-depth view of the intricate workings of a congressional office from the thought process to legislative procedures to outreach in the home district. This class will put political theory into real-world practice. This course will integrate hands-on assignments involving the collections of the Drake University Archives and Special Collections and will help to establish a basic understanding of the University Archives.  The course will culminate in a trip to Washington, D.C. and the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the Senate. 
Estimated Range: $1,200-1,350

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