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Cheyenne natives Catlynne Calvetti and Sarah Meier are returning home with a new set of skills and an insider view of how America’s government works after interning for five months in the Washington, D.C. office of U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo. As interns, Catlynne and Sarah developed crucial research skills and gained extensive knowledge of American capitol history.

“Not only did this opportunity illustrate the importance of networking and continuing relationships, it also showed me the value of trying new experiences and putting myself into the conversation and onto the professional grid,” Calvetti said.

“From my internship I’ve gained professional skills that are only taught by experience,” said Meier. “This will be an experience I’ll appreciate forever. I now have a great deal of confidence and knowledge I can press forward with as I go on to other jobs and graduate school.”

Among their many duties, interns in Sen. Enzi’s office research legislative issues, attend Congressional hearings, conduct Capitol building tours and help with constituent services.

Catlynne will employ her D.C. experience working in a Cheyenne law firm for the summer, then continue toward her dual degree in political science and Spanish at the University of Wyoming in the fall. Sarah, a recent University of Wyoming graduate with a degree in history, will intern with the City Attorney’s office in Cheyenne.

Catlynne is the daughter of Sam and Jennifer Calvetti of Cheyenne, and Sarah is the daughter of Ray and Georgia Meier, also of Cheyenne.