Application deadline approaches for spring internships with delegation
by Wyoming delegation media release
November 1, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Mike Enzi, John Barrasso and Representative Cynthia Lummis, all R-Wyo., are encouraging college students and graduates from all backgrounds to apply for internships in their Washington, D.C. offices this fall.
The deadline for applications is Thursday, November 11 for Enzi’s office; Friday, November 5 for Barrasso’s office; and Wednesday, November 17 for Lummis’ office.
"An internship in my office gives students the opportunity to live and work in the nation’s capital," Enzi said. "Interns gain firsthand experience working in politics while serving the great state of Wyoming. Internships also provide skills and experiences that participants will carry with them forever."
"Internships in my D.C. and state offices provide 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."
"I firmly believe that all of our interns walk away with a deeper appreciation and understanding of how our government operates and an instilled sense of civic duty," Lummis said.
The internships, which include hands-on, individualized activities, offer 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. 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.
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.
For internships with Enzi: The spring 2011 internship runs from Jan. 10-May 20. Applicants should 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 James Ward at (202) 224-3424.
For internships with Barrasso: The spring 2011 internship runs from Jan. 10-May 20. Internships are also available in the state during those dates. Applicants should be 21 years of age or older. Both print and online applications are available at www.barrasso.senate.gov. Select the "Student" tab and click on "Intern Program." For additional information, contact Macy Sukut at (202) 224-6441. State internships are also available through Barrasso’s office.
For internships with Lummis: Internships run throughout the year on both a full and part-time basis. Selection is based on general office and computer experience, interview and a short writing sample. Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and a brief writing sample by fax to Office Manager Joy Downey at (202) 225-3057. For additional information, contact Downey at (202) 225-2311. Visit www.lummis.house.gov for more information.