Internship Series: Office of the Attorney General Maura Healey

Grace Li

COM and Pardee’19 | Advertising and International Relations

Press Intern

CCD: Tell us about your work experience. What were your responsibilities?

GL: I wrote online content for the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. I was responsible for updating and creating new content for the AGO’s website, which will hopefully provide constituents with valuable and helpful information.

CCD: How did you get the position? What resources at BU or elsewhere did you use?

GL: I did online research to find the position, and spoke with a friend from Northeastern about her experience co-oping at the AGO before I went in for my interview.

CCD: What was the best thing about the experience? What was the worst?

GL: The best part of my experience was working in such a supportive, lively, politically-active office. Everyone at the AGO is incredibly smart, kind, and invested in making Massachusetts a safe, healthier, more just place to live. The worst part about my experience was that the internship was, unfortunately, unpaid. Since the internship was unpaid, I had to intern part time somewhere else to make money.

CCD: What was the most memorable moment of your experience?

GL: The most memorable moment of my experience was meeting the Attorney General of Massachusetts, Maura Healey. I covered a press conference that our office hosted for journalists, and the AG introduced herself to me afterwards. We had a chance to speak candidly about her work that summer against Juul and federal EPA rollbacks; it was incredible to meet someone so accomplished, yet humble.

CCD: What advice would you give to another student about making the most of an internship or job experience?

GL: An internship is what you make of it. Ask lots of questions, make as many connections as you can, and stay in touch with your co-workers after you leave. You’ll never know how a connection you make now can help you in the future.

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