Sanctioned internship makes debut for Fall 2013
D.C. trip offered to certain major, minors
The Department of Political Science and Philosophy is offering an internship opportunity in Washington D.C. for political science majors and minors.
Applications for the program will be accepted in the Political Science and Philosophy Department through Friday, March 8.
To be eligible for the internship program, undergraduate students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, must have completed a minimum of 60 semester hours before the semester they wish to participate, and must be a political science major or minor.
The internship will be offered for the fall 2013 semester, and the recipient will work full-time in the office of a U.S. representative or senator.
The student will also receive an $8,000 scholarship and will stay in Texas Tech University's
"Tech House," located two blocks for the Capital during the duration of the semester.
The scholarship will cover housing costs, and the remaining amount can be used to offset living expenses.
Department Chair Dr. Jack Barbour said this will be the first time the university has offered the program.
"It is the first time that we are able to offer a scholarship like this to a student," Barbour said. "Previously, students would have to go back and find their own housing, but now they will have a bed there in the Tech house, and it will be paid for by the scholarship."
According to Barbour, President of ASU Dr. Brian May was very instrumental in bringing the program to fruition and that he is the one who brought it all together.
May said he requested one slot for one semester each year in the "Tech House" from Texas Tech's system office, and they agreed to give the spot in the house to help get the program started.
"Since political science is the closest major related to the internship, I wanted them to work up an application and interview process, and they did," May said. "Hopefully if there is enough demand by the students, we can continue to grow the program over time."
Barbour said they will make the selection this spring. The student will attend orientation sessions at Texas Tech to help prepare them for the guidelines and responsibilities expected of them while in D.C.
Barbour said the internship is an opportunity for political science majors and minors to really learn how politics work.
"[Students] will get to see how [the system] passes laws, develops budgets, and works through the committee and party systems and how legislation works," May said. "This program shows the elected officials in Washington that our university is trying to give our students as much experience and exposure as possible to [our diplomatic system]."
Barbour said he would like to send multiple students in the spring and fall semesters once the program picks up.
"I would like to have the program grow enough for us to be able to send ten or fifteen students a year," May said.
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