Enzi, Barrasso internship applications due July 17
For Washington D.C. offices
July 8, 2009
U.S. Senators Mike Enzie and John Barrasso are accepting applications from students to apply for internships in their Washington D.C. offices for this fall. The deadline for applications is Friday, July 17, 2009. The fall 2009 internship runs from Aug. 31 to Dec. 18. Scroll down for more information about how to apply with each of the senators.
U.S. Senator Mike Enzi
U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is encouraging students and graduates from all backgrounds to apply for an internship in his Washington, D.C. office this fall. The deadline for applications is July 17.
"An internship in my office is all about opportunity," Enzi said. "Interns are an important part of the office. They also have the chance to meet some remarkable people, work on projects and experience the dynamic of Washington, D.C."
The internship, which includes hands-on, individualized activities, offers experience in the heartbeat of the nation’s government. Interns are able to network, develop crucial job skills and cultivate meaningful experiences to further their education and career goals, according to Enzi.
Other typical intern tasks include giving Capitol building tours, writing policy or hearing summaries, preparing memos, conducting research for legislative aides, observing floor proceedings and attending committee hearings and lectures.
"Our past interns have gained valuable work experience and created friendships and memories that last far beyond the four months in the office," Enzi said. "I encourage anyone who is interested to apply as soon as possible."
The fall 2009 internship runs from Aug. 31 to Dec. 18. Interns receive a monthly stipend to defray the cost of living in Washington, D.C. and can also coordinate receiving college credit for the internship. Priority is given to students from Wyoming, or those studying in Wyoming, who have achieved at least sophomore status at an accredited university or college.
Individuals interested in an internship with Senator Enzi’s office should apply online. The application is available at www.enzi.senate.gov. Select the "Youth and Student Corner" tab and click on "Internship Information." For additional information, contact Internship Coordinator Cassandra Morton at 202-224-3424.
U.S. Senator John Barrasso
U.S. Senator John Barrasso, R-Wyo., is accepting applications for his fall 2009 internship program. The experience is designed to give Wyoming’s youth an in depth look into the workings of the United States government. The dates for the 2009 fall session are August 14 through December 18.
"An internship in my Senate office provides Wyoming students with an invaluable opportunity to observe and participate within the United States Senate," Barrasso said. "I encourage all who are interested to apply."
Interns have a wide range of responsibilities including responding to constituent requests, attending legislative hearings and giving U.S. Capitol tours. In addition to their work, interns are also encouraged to take advantage of the many sights and activities that our Nation’s Capital has to offer.
Senator Barrasso also offers internships in his Wyoming offices. Students serving an in-state internship work closely with the Senator’s field staff to help constituents, closely follow the issues important to Wyoming, and interact with the Senator during his weekly trips home.
Interns receive a monthly stipend and are responsible for their own transportation and living expenses while either in D.C. or a Wyoming state office. Applicants are typically residents of Wyoming, in or just out of college, and are 21 years of age or older.
Students attending the University of Wyoming may receive academic credit. More information is available on the University’s website: http://uwadmnweb.uwyo.edu/pols/Internships.asp.
Candidates should apply on-line. The application can be found on Senator Barrasso’s website, www.barrasso.senate.gov, choose the "Students" tab on the right and click on "Intern Program" on the drop down menu. For more information, please contact Cecily Longfield in Senator Barrasso’s office at 202-224-6441. The deadline for applications is July 17.