Internship Highlight–Andrew Tawiah
My name is Andrew Tawiah. I am a senior and I am currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government & Politics major with a minor in General Business. I plan to pursue law school upon graduation. I also have an interest in politics. During my freshman year I interned for the Chris Van Hollen’s campaign for Senate. I spoke to hundreds of voters on behalf of the representative, which ultimately led to his election in the U.S. Senate in 2016. I enjoyed helping a winning campaign, and this experience led me to apply for a summer associate position with Mayson-Dixon Strategic Consulting.
This summer I interned at Mayson-Dixon Strategic Consulting in Bowie Maryland. I enjoyed my experience overall because the work that I completed was used to improve internal and external operations. Mayson-Dixon is a young political consulting firm that provides non-profit organizations, political candidates, and businesses with communication and fundraising strategies for success.
During my internship this summer, I served as an assistant to political candidates. I was tasked with identifying strategies for political campaign. I completed donor research for political candidates in Maryland; which resulted in the election of 80% of the clients. Also, I created detailed profiles on Maryland city council members and potential donors to be used for fundraising contacts. Through this internship I gained a new appreciation for the importance of research, as well as relationships between individuals and organizations.