What happens when 7 Capitol Hill interns are forced to live together
When a group of college-aged women arrived at a luxury Washington D.C. apartment, they planned to unpack, get to know one another and prepare for the prestigious Capitol Hill internships that awaited them over Spring semester.
But as two of the women settled into the dorm-style room they’d be sharing and began to decorate, a potential problem stared them in the face: Each hung a poster on opposite sides of the room, one pro-life, the other pro-choice.
At first frustrated and alarmed, with one calling a program director to vent late one night, the liberal and conservative roommates eventually found more than a middle ground between their twin beds – they became good friends.
“They’re forced to consider the opinions of people who are not like themselves,” Running Start President and Founder Susannah Wellford told MSNBC, comparing her program to MTV’s “The Real World.”