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Students can become Enzi interns

Jun 24, 2012 - From staff reports

U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is encouraging college students and graduates to apply for an internship in his Washington, D.C., offices this fall. The deadline for applications is July 6.

The internship offers experience in the direct operations of the nation's government. Interns have the ability to network, develop job skills and gain knowledge to further their education and future career choices, according to Enzi.

"An internship in my office is all about opportunity," Enzi said in a statement. "Interns are an integral part of the office. They also have the chance to meet remarkable people, work on important projects and experience the nation's capital."

Typical intern duties include giving Wyoming constituents Capitol tours and conducting research for legislative aides, in addition to administrative and clerical tasks. Interns also have the opportunity to attend committee hearings and lectures and observe floor proceedings.

Enzi provides a monthly stipend for his interns and many colleges typically offer school credit for internship programs.

The fall internship for 2012 runs from Sept. 4 to Dec. 14. Priority is given to students and graduates from Wyoming, or those studying in Wyoming, who have achieved at least a sophomore status at an accredited university or college.

Individuals interested in an internship should apply online at www.enzi.senate.gov.

Select the "Student" tab and click "Internship Information." Also, contact Enzi's internship coordinator, Evan Baker, at (202) 224 3424 or intern_coordinator@enzi.senate.gov.

"Our past interns gained valuable work experience and created friendships and memories that lasted far beyond their time in the office," Enzi said. "I encourage anyone who is interested to apply as soon as possible."

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