Internships give students chances to be involved

Abby Karlin, Business Manager, Opinions Editor

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While the media loves to say that millennials are lazy and stereotype them as kids who do not know anything about what is going on in the world, many students are proving this to be false.  Several MHS students have political internships and help to organize campaigns for a better America.

While many students volunteer at campaigns, a few actually work on them, helping to organize and campaign

“So my job is to go out and register people to vote, and call all registered voters to see how they’ll be voting in this election, and if they are undecided, try and help them learn more about each candidate,” senior Nik Rosales said.

In any election, getting information out is vital to having informed voters.

“I am a compliance intern for the Kirkpatrick campaign, so I do a variety of things, but mostly compliance with the F.U.C., in addition to generally helping out with various things the campaign needs,” senior Erin Granillo-Walker said.

Granillo-Walker is involved in Young Democrats, and in addition to her internship, has helped many students with volunteer canvasing.

“I have always been really interested in politics. So the 2016 election was something I naturally felt passionate about, and I really wanted to help democratic candidates get elected,” junior Amber Faizy said.

The 2016 Election is arguably one of the most controversial elections ever, and with the media, students are more informed.

“I have learned so much more through this internship than I have ever expected. A lot of times in school, you learn about the science but never about the art,” Granillo Walker said.

Although students who are under 18 cannot vote (most of the High School population), there are still many ways to be involved in the upcoming elections.

“I think because most students can’t vote yet, it’s important to get involved in other ways. This is a really important learning experience for me and other students who chose to get involved,” junior Amber Faizi said.

In today’s society, it is not just being involved that it is important; it is being informed.

“I think that students should be involved in politics because its something that will really affect them, and will have a huge impact on their lives. Being involved in politics makes me feel as though I’m a part of something much larger, and makes me really feel as though my voice matters,” Rosales said.

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Internships give students chances to be involved