Avery Bourne, 2014 graduateWhen a group of college-aged women arrived at a luxury Washington D.C. apartment, they planned to unpack, get to know one another and prepare for the prestigious Capitol Hill internships that awaited them over Spring semester. Along with the daily hustle on the Hill, interns are immersed in the topics of Washington: terrorism, religious liberty, fracking. More often than not, those subjects followed them home.  “It’d be late at night and we’d be arguing about policy, or talking about our different views of what should or shouldn’t be,” said Avery Bourne, a Columbia College alumna and member of the Illinois House of Representatives.


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