Madeleine Daly ’19 CLAS had the opportunity to not only work alongside vice presidents and policy analysts but also received invaluable mentorship during her internship at Thorn Run Partners, a government affairs firm in Washington D.C. Villanova’s Public Policy Society—a group of Washington, D.C.-based alumni working in public policy and government-related fields who support current students with professional development, internships and job placement assistance—helped connect Madeleine with the internship. Once there, she had the chance to work closely with Alex DelPizzo '98 CLAS, a partner at Thorn Run, cover Congressional hearings and experience first-hand how policy outcomes affect clients. As a Political Science major who wants to work in government relations, Madeleine had an ideal internship experience.
“It would have been hard to ask for a better experience than working for Thorn Run. From the hands-on environment to the meaningful exposure to policy hearings, Thorn Run has enormously prepared me for my professional career, which I aspire to continue in DC after graduation,” Madeleine says.