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Capitol Idea: CASNR interns spend spring learning the ropes in Washington

Capitol Idea: CASNR interns spend spring learning the ropes in Washington

Three students from Texas Tech’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources will be spending their spring semester working as interns in the nation’s capital. Running from January through May, the college’s congressional intern program affords selected students an opportunity to experience first-hand the government’s day-to-day operations.

“Intern selections are always an exciting and difficult process,” said Lori Dudley, the coordinator of student development in the college’s Dr. Bill Bennett Student Success Center. “The program is one of the most unique student programs that the college has for CASNR students.”

This year’s CASNR fall interns include:

  • Alexa Borowski, a senior agricultural communications major from Lincoln, NM; House Committee on Agriculture (majority office)
  • Taylor Kirk, a junior animal science major from Idalou; Congressman Mike Conaway (R-TX 11)
  • Stephany Wines, an agribusiness graduate student from Lubbock; Congressman Randy Neugebauer (R-TX19)

CASNR interns live in the “Tech House” during their stay in Washington D.C., which is located just over a block from the Capitol Building. Their living expenses are offset through scholarships from generous donors, including the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Texas Corn Producers Board, Plains Cotton Growers, Texas Corn Growers, Texas Peanut Producers, Dan Taylor, Texas Farm Bureau, and South Texas Cotton and Grain, as well as others.

Written by Norman Martin

CONTACT: Lori Dudley, Coordinator of Student Development, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Texas Tech University at (806) 742.2808 ext. 283 or ori.dudley@ttu.edu

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Editor’s Note: For additional information about the CASNR Government Intern Program, click http://www.depts.ttu.edu/agriculturalsciences/gov_interns/page1.php

 

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