Intern of the Week: Moran’s intern creates impressive, ‘bang-up’ PowerPoint presentation

During a four-week stint interning for his hometown Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.), James Allman-Gulino has had the opportunity to create a fact sheet on reauthorization issues for the No Child Left Behind law — and to brief the congressman on the act.

The 21-year-old rising senior at the University of Virginia is finishing up a degree in foreign affairs and simultaneously working toward his master’s degree in public policy, which he expects to complete in two years.

Allman-Gulino grew up in Alexandria, Va., and attended Thomas Jefferson, a magnet science and technology high school. He said he always has been interested in international affairs and working for the government.

“I’ve always had a strong interest in diplomacy and international development,” he said. “My dad worked at the Census Bureau for 40 years and enjoyed it. From a young age, I thought that [working for the government] would be a good career.”

Allman-Gulino has been impressed with the nine-term congressman’s service.

Moran has done a “good job representing the public interest,” Allman-Gulino said. “He’s very willing to speak his mind. He’s very outspoken.” Allman-Gulino specifically respects Moran’s stance on Darfur and Guantánamo.

A spokesman for Moran, Austin Durrer, said he was impressed by a PowerPoint presentation Allman-Gulino put together
for career day at a local elementary school.

“I nominated him because he put together a bang-up PowerPoint presentation for the congressman,” Durrer said.

Allman-Gulino ends his internship this week and returns to UVA to be an orientation leader for new students. Later this summer, he hopes to clerk for a law firm.