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Congressional internship available

By Susan Trulove

Spectrum Volume 18 Issue 25 - March 28, 1996

Research and Graduate Studies is pleased to announce the availability of a Graduate Congressional Internship for students currently enrolled at Virginia Tech.

The intern will be able to participate in the everyday work of Congressman's Rick Boucher's office. While specific duties will depend on the intern's experience and interest as well as the needs of the office at the time, duties will likely include constituent services, special studies, and support of on-going office activities. Activities will likely include work issues related to science and technology, labor and education.

"Work with congressional staffs is intense and often involves long hours during peak legislative periods, but the experience gained can play a very significant role in rounding out the graduate experience and enhance the career development of the successful internship candidate," said John Eaton, associate provost for graduate studies.

The position is open to graduate students in all fields. It will run from July 1, 1996 to Dec. 31, 1996. A $6,000 stipend and a one-semester tuition scholarship.

Application requirements are: current enrollment in a graduate program at Virginia Tech; completion of 18 credit hours of graduate-level work prior to starting the internship; a completed application form including a 250-word statement of career goals; and two letters of support, at least one of which must be from a Virginia Tech faculty member in the student's graduate program.

Submit applications to John L. Eaton, 202 Sandy Hall, 0325. Applications are due April 15.

A university selection committee will make the initial selections. Finalists will be submitted to review by Boucher's office and the final selection will be made by his office. Selections will be announced by May 10. Additional copies of this announcement and the application may be obtained from the Graduate School home page at http://milieu.grads.vt.edu/rgsGrads.html.