WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator John Boozman today announced that he is seeking summer interns for his Washington, D.C. and state offices.
“This is an important time for our nation. This is an excellent opportunity for any Arkansas college students who have an interest in government to get involved, learn the inner-workings of the U.S. Senate and earn college credit. I encourage all interested students to apply,” said Boozman.
The Washington, D.C. intern program emphasizes both practical and educational aspects of working on Capitol Hill from the first-hand perspective. Interns support the daily operation of the Senate office by working closely with the legislative, communications and constituent services staff members. They will have an opportunity to learn about the legislative process by attending Committee hearings and watching floor proceedings from the Senate gallery. 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 first-hand 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 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.
While Washington, D.C. 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 interning in a state office are required to receive academic credit. Priority is given to Arkansas students who have completed at least two years of college. The positions are unpaid. The summer is divided into two sessions in DC—Session I (May 28th -June 28th) and Session II (July 1st -August 2nd ). Interested applicants should visit my webpage, www.boozman.senate.gov and click on the “apply for an internship link.”
The deadline to apply is March 8, 2013.
Questions should be directed to the intern coordinators, Clermon Acklin, in the Washington office at Clermon_Acklin@boozman.senate.gov and Stacey Mattingly, in the state at Stacey_Mattingly@Boozman.senate.gov.