Thomas Accepting Spring Intern Applications
by Office of U.S. Senator Craig Thomas
December 4, 2006
(Washington) – U.S. Senator Craig Thomas (R-Wyo.) is currently accepting applications for his Washington, DC internship program for the spring 2007 semester.
The senator’s intern program is designed to give Wyoming’s youth a unique perspective into the inner workings of the United States government.
“I firmly believe that all of our interns walk away with a deeper appreciation and understanding of how our government operates, and what it means to serve our state and our nation,” Thomas said.
“Interns will have a particularly interesting experience this semester due to the beginning of the 110th Congress. They will be given a unique opportunity to observe first-hand the political process in action, to see how our laws are made, and witness history in the making.”
Interns have a wide range of responsibilities, including helping respond to constituent requests, attending legislative hearings, giving U.S. Capitol tours, and shadowing the Senator to observe his job on a day-to-day basis. In addition to their work, interns are also encouraged to take advantage of the many sights and activities that our nation’s capitol has to offer.
Interns receive a monthly salary and are responsible for their round-trip airfare and living expenses while in DC. Senator Thomas offers four different Congressional Intern sessions each year. In addition to the four-month spring session, there are two separate, six-week summer sessions and another four-month fall session. Applicants are typically residents of Wyoming, in college, and are 21 years of age or older.
For those students who attend the University of Wyoming, 15 credit hours may be earned after successful completion of the University’s requirements. Dr. Tracy Skopek, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Coordinator of the “Washington, D.C. Semester” Program said, “This is truly a remarkable opportunity for UW students. Spending a semester in Washington, in the throngs of government, is so much different than reading about it in a textbook or newspaper. The pool of students is not limited to those in the Political Science Department, and any interested student may apply.” Dr. Skopek can be contacted at 307.766.6484.
Candidates should apply on-line. The application can be found on Senator Thomas’ website (links below). The deadline for the application is December 15. For more information, please contact Senator Thomas’ office at 202-224-6441.
Senator Thomas returns to work in U.S. Senate
U.S. Senator Craig Thomas announced Monday, December 4, that he is back to work in the United States Senate and ready to take care of business. The senator was released Saturday, December 2, from Bethesda National Naval Medical Center. He began treatment for leukemia on November 9.
“I’m back, ready to vote, and looking forward to taking care of Senate business. There’s much work left to do – numerous spending bills, confirmations, and work to be done before the holiday break,” Thomas said. “Doctors were very encouraged with how quickly I bounced back after just three weeks of treatment. I’m thankful for all the support I received along the way. Now, I’ve got my sights set on the people’s business.”
Dr. Brian Monahan, Director of Hematology and Medical Oncology at the National Naval Medical Center said upon the diagnosis that, “The majority of people with Craig’s great physical condition and general health attain remission.”
“I’m proud to join the thousands of other cancer survivors in Wyoming. I’m excited to return to the Senate and I’m ready to get back to work for Wyoming,” Thomas said. “Susan and I have been overwhelmed by the kind thoughts and well wishes from everyone during this time. We’re so thankful for your support.”
Senator Thomas website
Online Intern Application
Printable Intern Application (PDF)