On The Floor: CASNR congressional spring interns bound for Washington
By: Norman Martin
Four students from Texas Tech's College of Agriculture 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 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 spring interns include:
• Savanna Barksdale, a senior agricultural communications major from Bovina; U.S. Department of Education
• Emily Fouts, a senior, agricultural communications major from Sagerton; U.S. Department of Agriculture
• Jacob Howle, a senior agricultural communications major from Idalou; U.S. House Committee on Agriculture
• Trevor Kantunda, a senior natural resources management major from Arlington; Congressman Michael Conaway (R-TX-11th District)
CASNR interns live in the 'Tech House' during their stay in Washington D.C., which is located just over a block away 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: Cindy Akers, Associate Dean for Academic and Student Programs, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2808 or email@example.com
0103NM18 / Editor's Note: For additional information about the CASNR Government Intern Program, click here