Learn...Intern; CASNR leaders apply problem-solving skills in Washington
Three students from Texas Tech's College of Agriculture and Natural Resources are spending the spring working as interns in the nation's capital. Running from January through May, the college's congressional spring internship program offers 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 CassiDe Street, the Coordinator for Student Retention 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 spring interns include:
- Sophia Copeland, a senior natural resources management student from San Antonio; (Randy Neugebauer, R- TX -19)
- Audrey Mays, a sophomore agricultural and applied economics student from Richmond; (Mike Conaway, R-TX-11)
- Adriana Mora, a junior agricultural communications major from Austin; (House Agricultural Committee)
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: CassiDe Street, Coordinator for Student Retention, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Texas Tech University at (806) 742.2808 or firstname.lastname@example.org
0115NM16 / PHOTO: (top to bottom) Sophia Copeland, Audrey Mays and Adriana Mora. Editor's Note: For additional information about the CASNR Government Internship Program, click http://www.depts.ttu.edu/agriculturalsciences/gov_interns/page1.php
- Agricultural & Applied Economics
- Agricultural Education & Communications
- Animal & Food Sciences
- Landscape Architecture
- Natural Resources Management
- Plant & Soil Science
- Veterinary Science
Editor: Norman Martin
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