CASNR congressional Spring interns on the ground in Austin, Washington, D.C.
By: Norman Martin
Three specially-selected students from Texas Tech's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources will be spending their Spring semester working as interns in Austin and Washington, D.C. Running from January through May, the college's congressional intern program affords these 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, D.C.-based Spring interns include:
• Reagan Bills, a senior agricultural and applied economics major (dual degree) from Lubbock, Texas (U.S. Representative Jodey Arrington, R-TX-19)
• Grace Kuehler, a senior agricultural and applied economics major from Panhandle, Texas (U.S. Representative Beth Van Duyne, R-TX-24)
Separately, CASNR's Austin-based Spring intern is Laura Jimenez, a sophomore animal science major from Austin, Texas (Texas Senator Charles Perry, R-Lubbock-Dist. 28).
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.
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
0202NM21 / Editor's Note: For additional information about the CASNR Government Intern Program, click here
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