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Boozman Opens Summer Intern Application Period

WASHINGTON –U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) today announced that he is seeking summer interns for his Washington, D.C. and state offices.

“If you’re an Arkansas college student with an interest in government, this is an excellent opportunity to learn firsthand the inner-workings of the U.S. Senate while earning college credit,” 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.

All internships are unpaid and candidates who are chosen for the Washington, D.C. office will be responsible for paying their travel and living expenses.

The summer internship program is open to all area college students, regardless of major.

During the summer, we offer one summer long internship in our seven state offices and two six week long summer sessions in our Washington, D.C. Office. The 2015 summer sessions in Washington are scheduled for May 26th– June 26th and June 29th—July 31st. An internship in any of my Arkansas’s offices runs from May 26th to July 31st.  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 10, 2015.

Questions should be directed to the intern coordinators, Mallory Cupples, in the Washington office at Mallory_Cupples@boozman.senate.gov and Stacey Mattingly, in the state at Stacey_Mattingly@Boozman.senate.gov.

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