U of A Students Spend Summer Interning for Senator John Boozman
WASHINGTON – Eighteen University of Arkansas students completed congressional internships this summer in U.S. Senator John Boozman’s Senate offices in Washington D.C. and his Arkansas office in Lowell.
Washington interns worked with congressional staff on various state and federal projects, attended lectures from a variety of speakers, gave tours of the U.S Capitol building and shadowed Boozman during meetings and hearings.
Interns who worked in state offices were responsible for handling local constituent correspondence, researching casework issues, and representing the senator at community meetings and events alongside field representatives.
“These interns have been a tremendous help to my staff and to the people of Arkansas,” Sen. Boozman said. “I appreciate their dedication and commitment to being an ambassador for our state and my office. I’m confident they found the internship rewarding and learned a lot about the work we do on behalf of Arkansans.”
The U of A students who worked in the Washington, D.C. offices were:
- Nikki Anderson, from Fayetteville, a junior majoring in economics and criminal justice and minoring in French and legal studies. She graduated from Fayetteville High School in 2015.
- Hannah Bagley, from Forney, Texas, a junior majoring in political science and broadcast journalism. She graduated from Forney High School in 2015.
- Mason Brodie, from Rogers, a senior business management major. He graduated from Rogers High School in 2014.
- Madeline Bryant, from Fort Smith, a senior majoring in political science. She graduated from Southside High School in 2014.
- Lindsay Cross, from Clarksville, a senior majoring in political science, history and advertising. She graduated from Clarksville High School in 2013.
- Max Harrell, from Rogers, a senior finance major. He graduated from Rogers High School in 2014.
- Andrew Kelley, from Rogers, a senior majoring in supply chain management. He graduated from Rogers High School in 2014.
- Natalie Means, from Tulsa, Oklahoma, a junior majoring in supply chain management. She graduated from Regent High School in 2015.
- Laura Michenfelder, from St. Louis, Missouri, is a senior majoring in political science and minors in English and French. She graduated from St. Joseph’s Academy in 2014.
- Natalie Proctor, from Memphis, Tennessee, is a senior majoring in advertising and public relations. She graduated from St. George’s Independent School in 2014.
- Chloe Riggs, from Bentonville, is a junior majoring in political science and Spanish, with a minor in legal studies. She graduated from Bentonville High School in 2015.
- Nancy Smith, from Marianna, graduated from the U of A in May with a degree in advertising and public relations. She will attend University of Arkansas School of Law this fall. She graduated from Lee Academy in 2013.
- Brooke Taylor, from King City, California, is a senior majoring in agricultural business and pre-law and minoring in agricultural communications, agricultural leadership and political science. She graduated from King City High School in 2014.
- Jessica Weltge, from McKinney, Texas, graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2013 with a degree in political science and recently graduated from the University of Arkansas School of Law. She she attended Parish Episcopal School.
- Wesley Wiechman, from Rogers, is a senior majoring in political science and minoring in legal studies. He graduated from Rogers Heritage High School in 2014.
- Danielle Zapata, from Arlington, Texas, is a senior majoring in biomedical engineering. She graduated from Lamar High School in 2014.
The students who interned in Sen. Boozman’s Lowell office were:
- Madison Brown, from El Dorado, a junior majoring in political science and communications. She graduated from El Dorado High School in 2014.
- Abby Olson, from Gig Harbor, Washington. Is a junior majoring political science.
To learn more about internship opportunities with Sen. Boozman here.
About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs. The university contributes new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research, and creative activity while also providing service to academic and professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Arkansas among only 2 percent of universities in America that have the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Arkansas among its top American public research universities. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas comprises 10 colleges and schools and maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes personal attention and close mentoring.
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