Congressional Interns Selected for Summer
July 8, 2013
By: Lauren Kozlovsky
Texas Tech students get an inside look at how the government functions.
Congressional interns visit with President Nellis.
Texas Tech University named 11 students to serve as congressional interns during the
Students participating in the program observe government functions from an inside
point-of-view and play an important role in the offices of various senators and representatives.
The Office of the President at Texas Tech coordinates the internship program and provides
scholarships for the students.
“We are very proud of our summer interns and the opportunities this program gives
to our students. These students not only represent Texas Tech on the national level,
but also gain perspective on how our government works and the hours invested behind
the scenes to get the job accomplished,” said University Counsel Ronald Phillips. “These students and the many that have walked the halls before them continue to
exemplify excellence in Washington, D.C. and make us eager to continue providing resources
for this program.”
Texas Tech interns are selected through an extensive interview process and have the
opportunity to intern at either the federal or state level.
Summer 2013 interns include:
- Katelin Kelly, a junior electronic media and communications major from Lubbock, works in the office of U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway.
- Jacquelyn Kimmey, a graduate student in history of U.S. Cold War diplomacy from Keller, works in the office of U.S. Rep. Kay Granger and Michael McCaul.
- Joseph Kmetz, a sophomore energy commerce major from Amarillo, works in the office of U.S. Rep. Pete Olson.
- Kern Kumar, a nutritional science major from Fort Worth, works in the office of U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee.
- Brooklyn Moore, a junior energy commerce major from Breckenridge, Texas, works in the office of U.S. Rep. John Carter.
- Joel Obiri, a senior finance and economics major from Mansfield, works in the office of U.S. Rep. Gene Green.
- Megan Ortegon, a junior English and history major from El Paso, works in the office of U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke.
- Jennifer Rhima, a senior international business major from Fort Worth, works in the office of U.S. Rep. Sam Johnson.
- Khaki Scrivner, a sophomore energy commerce and agricultural communications major from Turkey, Texas, works in the office of U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry.
- Erin Van Pelt, a junior honors and letters major from Las Cruces, N.M., works in the office of U.S. Rep. Michael C. Burgess.
- Shelby Wilson, a political science major from Austin, works in the office of U.S. Rep. Roger Williams.
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