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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) is currently accepting applications for his Washington, D.C. internship program for fall 2007. The Senator’s intern program, which lasts four months, is designed to give Wyoming’s youth a unique perspective on the inner workings of the United States government.

“An internship in my Senate office will provide Wyoming students with a hands-on experience that they can’t find anywhere else,” Barrasso said. “I am very passionate about our state’s youth, and I believe that this opportunity will give them an invaluable lesson in leadership and government.”

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 fall session are September 4 through December 21.

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 contact Katharine Kunz in Senator Barrasso’s D.C. office at 202.224.6441 for an application.  The cut-off date for applications will be August 3, 2007.