ANNAPOLIS, MD -- Senior field hockey players Hillary Kane (Rhinebeck, NY/Millbrook School) and Gabby Tarbert (Bel Air, MD/C. Milton Wright) are spending their spring semester interning two days a week in the Maryland General Assembly for State Senators. Both are interning for state senators from Montgomery County; Kane is working for Senator Karen Montgomery, and Tarbert is working for Senator Rob Garagiola. Kane and Tarbert capped off their field hockey careers at Washington College this past fall. The two team captains helped lead the squad to three appearances in the Centennial Conference Tournament in four years. Kane is an International Studies Major and Tarbert is majoring in Political Science. Both have interest in working in the political field, either in Annapolis or the Washington, D.C., area upon graduation. Kane and Tarbert are enjoying their time in Annapolis, learning about the inner workings of state government while working closely alongside their legislators and their staff.
Senator Garagiola's Legislative Director, Erin (Peyton) Robertson, was a former team captain and standout herself on the field hockey team, graduating from Washington College in 2006. She was honored as an All-Centennial Conference first-team and All-South Region second-team selection as a senior. A Political Science and Sociology double major, she was also a student intern in the Maryland General Assembly during her senior year. She currently resides in Annapolis with her husband, Colin Robertson, a 2005 graduate of Washington College and former captain of the school's sailing team, and their two children, Charlotte (5) and Mac (2).
The Maryland General Assembly Internship Program, offered as part of the political science curriculum for majors and non-majors, allows students to gain first-hand knowledge of the legislative process and Maryland politics. Students spend two days a week in Annapolis during the spring semester working for a state legislator. Interns also meet on campus for a weekly seminar, which includes reading assignments and written work. Two course credits are given for successful completion of the internship.