Capitol Idea: CASNR interns spend summer learning the ropes in Washington
By: Norman Martin
Two 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 Savannah Chambers, CASNR's Program Manager of Undergraduate Studies. "The program is one of the most unique student programs that the college has for CASNR students."
This year's CASNR summer interns include:
• Gabriela Arteaga Arredondo, a food science graduate student from Queretaro, Mexico; (House Agricultural Committee)
• Wes McCutcheon, an animal science major from Shallowater; (Jodey Arrington, R-TX-19)
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.
CONTACT: Steven Fraze, Interim Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2808 or firstname.lastname@example.org