Oct 27 2011
Today, Senator John Boozman announced that his office is seeking full or part-time interns to help staff in his Washington DC and state offices during the spring semester.
“As we prepare for the holiday season, I want to invite interested students to apply to join us for a semester this winter/spring,” said Boozman. The 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 attending both Committee hearings and watching 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 private tours of the U.S. Capitol Building.
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 Senator’s 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 casework, such as VA benefits, Social Security issues and Passports. 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. Spring session dates run from January 3 – May 23, 2012, but these dates are flexible.
Interested applicants should visit the webpage, www.boozman.senate.gov and click on the “apply for an internship link.” Deadline to apply is November 10.
Questions should be directed to the intern coordinators, Judd Deere, in the DC office, at (202) 224-4843 and Stacey Mattingly, in the state, at (479) 725-0400.