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Juniors prepare for internships on Capitol Hill

September 26, 2017

Each year, Madeira sends every member junior class to Capitol Hill for a five week experiential internship. To aid students in donning their most professional attire, the Co-Curriculum office holds a “Finish In Style” clothing event where juniors are given a chance to raid racks of clothing generously donated by Madeira alumnae. Items available included, clothing, handbags, shoes and accessories. Co-Curriculum staff are on hand to aid the students in the dress code rules of the Senate and House offices.

This year, our first set of juniors will head to the Hill on October 10. Capitol Hill internships in the offices of senators and representatives are a hallmark of the junior year at Madeira. Direct exposure to the legislative process and to “real life work” has been the reason that Madeira girls graduate with a solid resume that rivals that of most college students.

If you’d like to make a donation to the Finish in Style closet, please contact Katherine Gianino in the Co-Curriculum office.

For 50 years, Madeira's award-winning experiential learning program has provided student internships, similar to those offered by colleges and universities. For five weeks, girls learn from experience in settings beyond the classrooms. Sophomores engage in service, juniors serve on Capitol Hill, and seniors pursue a career interest or passion. Over their four years, Madeira graduates build an impressive resume from the Co-Curriculum placements. Learn more at www.madeira.org/cocurriculum