Feb 24 2011
Contact: Sara Lasure (202) 224-4843
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) is now accepting applications for internships in the Washington, D.C. office as well as the seven state offices; Little Rock, Fort Smith, Lowell, Jonesboro, Mountain Home, El Dorado and Stuttgart for the 2011 Senate Summer Internship program.
Interns in Washington, D.C. have the opportunity to learn about the legislative process by working closely with legislative, communications and constituent services staff members. Interns work processing constituent mail and phone calls, giving tours of the Capitol, drafting correspondence, attending hearings, and many other responsibilities. Internships are available for one of two six week summer sessions May 31—July 1 and July 5—August 5.
Interns in the state offices have the opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge about how a congressional office serves constituents, interacts with the community and serves as a liaison to Senator Boozman’s Washington D.C. office. Internships are available May 31-Aug 5.
“Working in a Senate office allows interns to experience what they’ve learned in school Instead of reading it in a book this internship provides firsthand knowledge of the legislative process and how we work on behalf of the people of Arkansas,” Boozman said.
All internships in Senator Boozman’s office are unpaid. Candidates selected for the program will be responsible for paying travel and living expenses. However, interns can arrange to receive academic credit for their work. Senator Boozman’s internship program is open to all area college students, regardless of major.
Students interested in interning in the Washington, D.C. can call the intern coordinator Marilyn Breaux at (202) 224-4843. For those candidates interested in interning in the state, call Stacey Mattingly, the state intern coordinator at (479) 725-0400 to request more information on this program and get an application. Internship applications must be received by April 1, 2011.