Capitol Hill internship leads to legal career

Miles Wobbleton (’15) was an intern at the office of Congresswoman Renee Ellmers, during the summer of 2013. During his time on Capitol Hill, Wobbleton performed typical intern tasks such as giving tours and answering constituent mail, but he also used his knowledge from classes at Campbell in meaningful ways. He conducted policy and legislative research and analysis, drafted policy memorandums and provided voting and bill sponsorship recommendations to Congresswoman Ellmers.

Wobbleton’s internship gave him the opportunity to network with elected officials, lobbyists and fellow interns from across the country. This allowed him to make a connection that directly led to his internship the following summer with Holland & Knight LLP. His duties during that internship were similar, and he was also able to work with attorneys, practitioners and clients in areas including Native American law, congressional investigations, foreign affairs, high-stakes communications and political law.

Wobbleton’s internship experiences allowed him to put the knowledge he acquired as a political science major to the test; he had the opportunity to not only learn about government, but to see it in action. He was able to land future positions in state and national political campaigns and obtain recommendations for law school through his internships. He went on to intern at a law firm, a district attorney’s office and the North Carolina Supreme Court during law school. 

While his legal practice today consists mainly of corporate, private equity and finance law, the skills he gained and connections he made during those internships continue to serve him well in his professional and personal endeavors. For example, because of his legislative experience, his finance colleagues occasionally ask him to brief them on federal legislation. 

Wobbleton now hosts summer interns in his legal practice, and he strives to mentor them as much as possible. He wants to help them gain skills and make connections to further their goals and dreams, just as he was able to do. He was also recently appointed to the North Carolina Courts Commission at the General Assembly by House Speaker Tim Moore. 

“While my internship on Capitol Hill was eight years ago, I can directly trace all of my professional and academic experiences and successes since then from it. Internships are invaluable for students in any field, and I will always support students in such endeavors, and I encourage all of my fellow alumni to do the same!”  

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