CASNR interns spend summer learning the ropes in Washington
Four students from Texas Tech's College of Agriculture and Natural Resources are spending the summer working as interns in the nation's capital. Running from June through August, the college's congressional summer 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 CASNR's 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 summer interns include:
- Jenna Hay, a senior agricultural communications major from North Richland Hills; (Randy Neugebauer, R- TX -19)
- Chamonix Mejia, a senior agricultural communications major from Laredo; (Mike Conaway, R-TX-11)
- Aubrey Servantez, a senior agribusiness major from Shallowater; (Jeb Hensarling, R-TX-5)
- Nolan Smith, a senior agricultural and applied economics major from Willamina, Oregon; (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
0726NM16 / PHOTO: (clockwise, from top left) Jenna Hay, Chamonix Mejia, Aubrey Servantez and Nolan Smith. Editor's Note: For additional information about the CASNR Government Internship Program, click http://www.depts.ttu.edu/agriculturalsciences/gov_interns/page1.php
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