Looking for Lost References

How to track down a reference that may have switched jobs. (CQ Roll Call File Photo).

A great internship experience can lead to valuable references, which is one of the myriad reasons interning on Capitol Hill is often the best way to secure a full-time job there. But what if those valuable references aren’t in the same position anymore? Hill Navigator discusses how to track them down.  

Take Five: Rep. Brendan Boyle

(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

It’s time again for Take Five, when HOH talks with a member of Congress about topics relatively unrelated to legislative work.  

This week, freshman Rep. Brendan F. Boyle, D-Pa., talks about Philadelphia foods, a magical week and the time he was on Russian TV. Q: When it comes to the Philly cheesesteak, is Pat’s or Geno’s your favorite — or do you have a different restaurant you go to? A: As a true Philadelphian, I would say that my local neighborhood place is the best and not necessarily Pat and Geno’s. ... As a good Philadelphian too, you have one place where you order your cheesesteak, a different place where you get your pizza and potentially a third place for the best cheese fries, and I take care of all of them.  

Team Duffy Chronicles Life in the Surreal World
The Creamery Lives on as Hill Networking App

Hill staffers lamenting the loss of the Longworth Creamery can take solace on their smart phones, where the popular Capitol Hill haunt will live on through a networking app.  

The brains behind the anonymous gossip app for Capitol Hill known as Cloakroom have developed a new mobile app called "The Creamery" for Hill staffers to connect with each other and discuss their next career moves. The app's namesake is the coffee shop/ice cream parlor in the Longworth House Office building, which is set to transform into a Dunkin' Donuts in August. Swing by the Creamery during the day and you'll be sure to see Hill staffers outside in the hallway, scrolling through their phones, waiting for their counterparts to grab a coffee and partake in a Hill networking staple: the informational interview .  

Charlie Rangel Gussies Up His Staff

Need to spruce up your look? Mayhaps it’s time to enroll in the “dapper” lessons Rep. Charles B. Rangel has taken to sharing with congressional aides.  

Will on the Hill's Midsummer Madness Brings Down the House

All of Washington's problems were solved at Will on the Hill .  

The annual dramatic mashup of Shakespeare, #ThisTown, members of Congress, professional actors and journalists opened Monday evening with West Springfield High School's Text Alive participants performing Act 1, Scene 2 of "As You Like It," with a little help from disco balls, slow-motion acting and '80s music.  

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The Revolving Doors of D.C.’s Think Tanks

We all start somewhere. How to get from a think tank to Capitol Hill (CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Interning is considered one of the best ways to start out in D.C. — especially on Capitol Hill, where internships can often lead to paid work. But what if you are working at a think tank, albeit one with strong political and congressional ties? Hill Navigator discusses.

Tex-Mex Free-for-All Set for April 21