White House Ruminations: Intern Adriane Brown Looks Back at Summer 2010

Adriane Brown to the left of Dr Jill Biden

Adriane Brown to the left of Dr Jill Biden

Adriane Brown, a senior at Eugene Lang College will remember the summer of 2010 for years to come. She was one of approximately 140 White House interns chosen from around the country out of an applicant pool of thousands.

It changed my life,, Adriane says emphatically one morning at the Lang Cafeteria.

Assigned to the Vice President’s Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement, Adriane admits that she didn’t know what to expect. As soon as she arrived in DC, she was extremely busy. I don’t think I’ve ever worked so hard.,
While at the White House, she helped prepare event briefing memos and assisted in the organization of events for constituent groups and elected officials. Adriane’s experience inspired her to reconsider her career goals.

I thought that I wanted to go into political media, and now I realize that I don’t want to report on politics, I want to engage in it. I want to be able to make things happen using the political process, maybe even run for office., After graduation she is hoping to return to the White House and work there in some capacity.

Now working as a production intern at the Rachel Maddow Show, she recently had a déjà vu experience when Maddow was interviewing Vice President Biden in Washington. She recognized the room he was in and immediately felt the need to return now!,