WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) is accepting applications from Arkansas college students interested in interning in his Washington, D.C. or Arkansas offices this spring.
“Interning in my Washington or state offices is an excellent opportunity for college students interested in public service to get a firsthand look at the inner workings of Congress while helping make the lives of their fellow Arkansans better,” Boozman said.
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 spring internship program is open to all area college students who have completed at least two years of college.
The deadline to apply is December 2, 2016.
Questions should be directed to the intern coordinators, Chris Farrar in the Washington office at (202) 224-4843 and Stacey Mattingly in the state at (479) 725-0400.