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News Release

Bradley Wenz Shelby Eagan Amanda Petelin Dane Hart

Left to right: Bradley Wenz, Shelby Eagan, Amanda Petelin and Dane Hart. Not pictured: Suzanne Hedberg, Caleb Holder and Corey Schrodt.

Jan. 25, 2010

Seven Northwest students awarded legislative internships

Seven Northwest students have been awarded the opportunity this spring to learn about state government and work alongside state representatives as part of the university's legislative internship program.

The program sends students to Jefferson City and allows them to gain valuable experience in the legislative process while gaining an understanding of how Missouri is governed. This year's interns will work at the Missouri Capitol throughout the 2010 legislative session.

Each student is placed in the office of a state senator or state representative, where they will track legislation, conduct research, attend committee hearings, assist with constituent issues and lead tours of the Capitol.

Interns are selected based on their grade point average, interests and political views. Candidates also are required to write an essay addressing why they should be placed in the program.

This spring's legislative interns are:

  • Suzanne Hedberg, a senior studying Public Administration and Political Science from Centralia, Mo., is working in the office of Representative Steve Hobbs, District 21.
  • Bradley Wenz, a senior studying Environmental Geology and Pre-Law from Blair, Neb., is working in the office of Representative Trent Skaggs, District 31.
  • Shelby Eagan, a junior, Social Science major from Independence, Mo., is working in the office of Representative Paul LeVota, District 52.
  • Caleb Holder, a senior studying Public Administration and Secondary Business Education from St. Clair, Mo., is working in the office of Representative Rachel Bringer, District 6.
  • Amanda Petelin, a senior studying Pre-Law and Political Science from Lees Summit, Mo., is working in the office of Representative Mike Thomson, District 4.
  • Dane Hart, a senior majoring in Computer Science from Chillicothe, Mo., is working in the office of Representative J.C. Kuessner, District 152.
  • Corey Schrodt, a Senior studying Agricultural Business from Reeds Spring, Mo., is working in the office of Senator Brad Lager, District 12.

For more information on the internship program, visit: http://www.nwmissouri.edu/careerserv/legislative/index.htm.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Media Relations Specialist
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

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