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WASHINGTON—Today, Senator John Boozman announced that his office is seeking full or part-time interns to help staff in his Washington, D.C. and state offices during the 2013 spring semester. 

“As Congress plans to tackle the biggest issues facing the future of our nation, I want to invite interested students to apply to join us for a semester this winter and spring to be a part of these historic times,” said Boozman.   

The Washington intern program emphasizes both practical and educational aspects of working on Capitol Hill from the first-hand perspective.  Interns participate in the daily operation of the Senate office, as well as attend committee hearings and watch floor proceedings from the Senate gallery.  Interns will have an opportunity to learn about the legislative process and the federal government by working closely with the legislative, communications and constituent services staff members.  They will also provide constituents with tours of the U.S. Capitol. 

Students may also apply to serve in one of the state offices where each will have the opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge about how a senate office provides constituent services, interacts with the community, and serves as a liaison to the Washington, D.C. office.  Interns will work closely with state staff to help individual constituents with their problems with federal agencies.  Senator Boozman has seven state offices to serve the people 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 if they so choose depending on their college’s requirements for such credit.  Students are required to receive academic credit if they accept an internship in one of the state offices.  Priority is given to Arkansas students who have completed at least their sophomore year of college.  The positions are unpaid.  Spring session dates are January 7 – May 17, 2013 for Washington and January 14 – April 26, 2013 for the state.

Interested applicants should visit www.boozman.senate.gov and click on the “apply for an internship link.” The deadline to apply is November 9. 

Questions should be directed to the intern coordinators, Clermon Acklin, in the D.C. office at Clermon_Acklin@Boozman.senate.gov and Stacey Mattingly, in the state at Stacey_Mattingly@Boozman.senate.gov

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