Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Leadership Studies


By interning at the State Headquarters of Senator Robb's office, I was able to learn the nature of the leader/ constituent relationship first hand. I witnessed first hand how the government can be responsive to its constituency. Daily, I witnessed the business of constituent services that Senator Robb's office offered, be it through special projects such as the Salem VA hospital investigation, the constant concentration on the constituent through casework, and the direct interaction with the constituent. Without this leadership experience I would never have realized the essentially service related aspect of the Senator's work, and the transactional relationship that exists between himself (and those that act in his name), and the constituents. During the course of my internship I have attempted to share my realizations with others, so that more people would be aware of the positive aspects of a Senator's role, especially in light of the controversy that has surrounded Senator Robb.