A graduate of the University of North Georgia (UNG) had the opportunity to serve as an intern at the White House.
Mitchell Fariss, who graduated in 2017 with a degree in international affairs, was an intern in the Office of Public Liaison. Evan Setter, a student in grade 10 from Woodstock, Georgia, and a political science major, interned in Vice President Mike Pence’s office.
Most people do not see the inner workings of the White House up close. This is what made it so special for Fariss, who spoke of his once in a lifetime opportunity. After traveling to Germany on a Fulbright Scholarship, he had the desire to obtain government experience in Washington, DC.
Setter served as an intern as part of Pence’s operations department. He was able to observe the way in which the vice president’s day was carefully planned, and since Pence is the president of the U.S. Senate, Setter was able to gain a significant amount of experience in this position.