Capital Idea; CASNR congressional summer interns bound for Washington
By: Norman Martin
Three students from Texas Tech's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources will be spending their summer working as interns in the nation's capital. Running from June through August, 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 Cindy Akers, CASNR's Associate Dean for Academic and Student Programs. "The program is one of the most unique student programs that the college has for CASNR students."
This year's CASNR Washington summer interns include:
• Tye Hardin, a sophomore agricultural and applied economics major from Austin, Texas (U.S. Representative Pete Olson, R-TX 22nd District)
• Shalynn Sumrow, a junior agricultural and applied economics major from Mount Vernon, Texas (U.S. Representative Michael Conaway, R-TX 11th District)
• Matthew Winterholler, a senior agricultural communications from Gillette, Wyoming (U.S. House Agricultural Committee Office)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
0513NM19 / Editor's Note: For additional information about the CASNR Government Internship Program, click here
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