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Students Selected for Congressional Internship Program

Office of the President selects new students to take part in educational service to the nation’s capital.

Written by Melanie Hess

Texas Tech University

Texas Tech’s Office of the President selects new students each semester to take part in educational service to the nation’s capital through its Congressional Internship Program.

Students who complete the program observe how the government functions while working for senators and representatives. Interns are chosen through a competitive interview and application process.

“In many cases, our internship program has been a life-changing experience for the students,” President Guy Bailey said. “Regardless of their career choice, the students will benefit from the experience of seeing first-hand how the political process will affect their futures.”

The spring 2012 interns include:

  • Sara Arnett, a junior public relations major from Pottsboro, working in the office of U.S. Rep. Pete Olson.
  • Katie Evans, a junior international business major from Houston, working in the office of U.S. Rep. Joe Barton.
  • Austin Fielding, a senior mechanical engineering major from Austin, working in the office of U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess.
  • Lauren Glover, a senior electronic media and communications major from Plano, working in the office of U.S. Rep. Kay Granger.
  • Hollis Gurley, a senior management major from Friona, working in the office of U.S. Rep. Randy Neugebauer.
  • Colby Harrell, a senior political science major from Austin, working in the office of U.S. Rep. Gene Green.
  • Ashley Hawkes, a junior human development and family studies major from Killeen, working in the office of U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee.
  • David Hutchens, a graduate history student from Lubbock, working in the office of U.S. Rep. Jeb Hensarling.
  • Cash Langford, a senior agriculture and applied economics major from Wellington, working in the office of U.S. Sen. John Cornyn.
  • Victoria Messer, a senior political science major from Canyon, working in the office of U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison.
  • Joshua Paulson, a senior energy commerce major from San Antonio, working in the office of U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar.
  • Rachael Stelly, a junior political science major from Richardson, working in the office of U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith.
  • Bryan Thomas, a senior history major from Spearman, working in the office of U.S. Rep. Sam Johnson.
  • Claudia Tristan, a senior print journalism and business major from Austin, working in the office of U.S. Rep. Charlie Gonzalez.
  • Jamie Wallace, a graduate anthropology and philosophy student from Rowlett, working in the office of U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul.
  • Taylor Williams, a senior public relations major from Denver City, working in the office of U.S. Rep. John Carter.

For photos of the interns click here.

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