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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Barrasso, R-Wyo., is currently accepting applications for his Washington, D.C. internship program for spring 2008. The program, which lasts four months, is designed to give Wyoming’s youth an insider’s look into the workings of the United States government.

“I firmly believe that an internship in my Senate office provides Wyoming students with an invaluable lesson in leadership and government, and a deeper appreciation for our democratic way of life,” Barrasso said.

Interns have a wide range of responsibilities, including helping respond to constituent requests, attending legislative hearings, giving U.S. Capitol tours, and shadowing the Senator to observe his job on a day-to-day basis. In addition to their work, interns are also encouraged to take advantage of the many sights and activities that our nation’s capitol has to offer.

Interns receive a monthly salary and are responsible for their round-trip airfare and living expenses while in D.C. Senator Barrasso offers three different Congressional Intern sessions each year. In addition to the fall session, there are two four-month sessions held during the spring and summer semesters. The dates for the spring session are January 7th through May 16th.

Applicants are typically residents of Wyoming , in college, and are 21 years of age or older.

For those students who attend the University of Wyoming , 15 credit hours may be earned after successful completion of the university’s requirements. More information is available on the University’s website: http://uwadmnweb.uwyo.edu/pols/Internships.asp.

Candidates should apply on-line. The application can be found on
Senator Barrasso’s website by choosing the "Students" tab on the left and then clicking on "Intern Program.” For more information, please contact Katharine Kunz in Senator Barrasso’s office at 202.224.6441. The cut-off date for applications will be November 9th.