Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Boozman Opens Summer Intern Application Period

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) is seeking Arkansas college students interested in getting a firsthand look at the inner workings of Congress by interning in his Washington, D.C. or Arkansas offices this summer.

“Interning in Washington or the state office of a U.S. Senator is an excellent opportunity for any Arkansas college student who is interested in public service. Our internship program gives students a firsthand look at the inner-workings of Congress and a chance to help make the lives of your fellow Arkansans better, all while earning college credit,” Boozman said.

Boozman’s summer intern program is split into two sessions to accommodate as many Arkansas students as possible. Session one will run from May 23 - June 24 and session two will run from June 27 - July 29.

Internships in Boozman’s Washington, D.C. office emphasize both practical and educational aspects of working on Capitol Hill from a first-hand perspective. Interns in the Washington office learn about the legislative process and support the daily operation of the Senate office by working closely with the legislative, communications and constituent services staff members. In addition, interns will provide constituents with private tours of the U.S. Capitol Building.

Students may also apply to intern in one of Boozman’s seven state offices where each will have the opportunity to learn about how the office provides constituent services, interacts with the community and serves as a liaison to the Washington, D.C. office. Interns in the state offices will work closely with staff to help individual constituents who have problems with federal agencies such as the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Social Security Administration. Boozman’s seven state offices serve the various regions of Arkansas—Lowell, Fort Smith, Mountain Home, Jonesboro, Little Rock, Stuttgart and El Dorado.

Interns will be able to receive academic credit for their work. School credit is required for internships in the state offices and is available for internships in the Washington, D.C. office depending on each school’s requirements for such credit.

All internships are unpaid and candidates who are chosen to intern in the Washington, D.C. office will be responsible for paying their travel and living expenses.

The summer internship program is open to all area college students who have completed at least two years of college.

Interested applicants should visit Boozman’s webpage, www.boozman.senate.gov,  and click on the “apply for an internship link.”

The deadline to apply is March 1, 2016.

Questions should be directed to the intern coordinators, Matthew Wester, in the Washington office at matthew_wester@boozman.senate.gov and Stacey Mattingly, in the state at stacey_mattingly@boozman.senate.gov.

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