Summer Internship Spotlight: Anna Cheng (B’25): U.S. Department of the Treasury
Each year, Georgetown McDonough students spend their summers in Washington, D.C., across the nation, and around the world working in corporate, nonprofit, and government organizations. Meet a few of our graduate and undergraduate students in our 2022 Summer Internship Spotlight series.
Tell us about your summer internship.
This summer, I worked as an enterprise applications intern in the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Enterprise applications operate as a shared service provider and is a designated HR line of business, offering shared and scalable products, platforms, and services across the federal landscape. Specifically, I worked in the HRConnect Functional team, which provides recommendations for defect resolution, develops business requirements, and designs holistic solutions to improve system usability to meet customer business needs.
How did your internship relate to your professional or personal interests?
I’m interested in the intersection between technology and business, and this internship was exactly that. I was able to immerse myself in a professional work environment and build upon my interest in product management.
How did you find the internship?
I got my recent internship at the U.S. Department of the Treasury because I saw the intern application posting in the career newsletter that Georgetown’s Undergraduate Career Development Center sends out. I applied by dropping my resume and received an interview within a couple of months.
What’s the most interesting or impactful thing you worked on during your internship?
I worked on a project where I designed a sharepoint site to manage the functional team’s documentation storage. I had to migrate 400+ data files from the team’s drive to the sharepoint site in order to improve the useability and functionality of the website. This project allowed me to use both my creativity and technical skills in order to create a site that all members of HRConnect can use on a day-to-day basis.
What did a typical day look like?
I worked remotely on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and once a week I would go into the office in D.C. to work. Every day I had different meetings to attend and I worked on my projects in between the meetings.
What advice do you have for other students?
I would recommend that students start looking for internships early on in the school year to keep an eye out for opportunities, especially the ones sent out by the career center! For new students, I recommend getting on the career center’s newsletter because I believe that work experience is invaluable.
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