This week, PDO begins a series featuring students who got jobs as interns within the federal government. Federal experience is viewed as very valuable highly by many employers, including government agencies, public interest groups, or private firms. Understanding federal laws and regulations and getting real legal experience are part of this value. Featured this week are M’Leah Woodard (SJQ 2012), intern with the EPA, and Melanie Grayson (SJQ 2013), intern with the USDOJ: Environment and Natural Resources Division. Both students spent the past summer in Washington, DC.