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Enzi gig gives WCC student crash course in D.C. politics

Sep 1, 2017 From staff reports

After serving three months as an intern at the Washington office U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., a Wyoming Catholic College student is returning to Lander with a new perspective on American government.

Veronica Clarke, a junior at Wyoming Catholic College, who grew up in the Netherlands, spent the summer in the nation's capital experiencing government first hand.

Clarke, who is pursuing a bachelor's degree in liberal arts, experienced the inner workings of the fast-paced life of Washington, D.C. and enjoyed the unique opportunity to gain a new perspective of Congress.

"This has been a tremendous experience," Clarke said. "My favorite part of the internship was observing how the press office worked and what it takes to be a good journalist."

Clarke's duties included conducting research and gathering information for Senator Enzi's legislative staff, preparing press material, communicating with constituents and other tasks as needed.

The internship experience also gave Clarke the chance to connect with constituents from the Cowboy State by answering the phones at the front desk or reading letters.

"I really enjoyed helping constituents and hearing what the people of Wyoming had to say," Clarke said.

Living in Washington, D.C. is an unforgettable experience that Clarke said she would recommend to any student considering applying.

"Aside from everything you do as an intern, there is still so much at your doorstep," Clarke said. "I loved roaming the streets and exploring galleries and museums."

Individuals interested in an internship with Sen. Enzi's office for the fall 2017 semester should apply online at www.enzi.senate.gov.

The office hires interns for the fall, spring and summer.

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