Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Mike Enzi, John Barrasso and Representative Cynthia Lummis, all R-Wyo., are encouraging students and graduates from all backgrounds to apply for internships in their Washington, D.C. offices this summer.
The deadline for application is March 25 for Enzi’s office, March 12 for Barrasso’s office, and March 25 for Lummis’ office.
“Interns are an important part of the office and they receive a wide variety of opportunities and firsthand experiences to carry with them for the rest of their lives,” Enzi said. “Interns also have the chance to meet some remarkable people, work on projects and experience the dynamic of living in Washington, D.C.”
“Internships in my D.C. and Wyoming 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 summer 2010 internship runs from June 1-Aug. 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 Amber Johnson at (202) 224-3424.
For internships with Barrasso: The summer 2010 internship runs from May 17-Aug. 13. 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.