Aug 14 2012
WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator John Boozman today announced that his office is seeking full or part-time interns to help staff in his Washington, D.C. and state offices during the fall semester.
“As summer draws to a close and young Arkansans return to campus, I want to invite interested students to apply for an internship during the fall semester. For college students who have an interest in government, this is an excellent opportunity to learn by serving the people of Arkansas as an intern in my office,” said Boozman.
The Washington, DC 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. In addition, interns will provide constituents with tours of the U.S. Capitol Building.
Students may also apply to serve in one of the state offices where they 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 constituents who have problems with federal agencies such as the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Social Security Administration. Senator Boozman has seven state offices to serve the various regions of Arkansas—Lowell, Fort Smith, Mountain Home, Jonesboro, Little Rock, Stuttgart, & 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 should know that they are required to receive academic credit if they accept an internship in one of the state offices. Priority is given to students from Arkansas, or those studying in Arkansas, who have completed at least their sophomore year of college. The positions are unpaid. Fall session dates are from September 5 – December 18, 2012.
Interested applicants should visit the website, www.boozman.senate.gov and click on the “apply for an internship link.” For students interested in interning in Boozman's Washington DC office, the deadline to apply is August 22nd.
For questions regarding internships in Senator Boozman’s DC office, please contact Clermon Acklin at Clermon_Acklin@Boozman.senate.gov. For questions regarding internships in any of Senator Boozman’s state offices, please contact Stacey Mattingly at Stacey_Mattingly@Boozman.senate.gov.