An engaged environment. I was right in the mix of a lot of political action. I enjoyed the inside look at political PR and engagement.
What I wish was different
Because the company was so small, there was sometimes little handling and oversight, which meant that I might not have had the cultivation in someways, and yet on the other hand the small size also offered me a chance to work with company in ways I might not have at another institution.
Always think about what you can be doing independently that might be useful to the organization, because they may not have all the time to direct your tasks; for me this meant researching ideas for blog ideas and op-eds, which ended up being a great learning experience.