New Mexico College Students Eligible for Summer Internships in D.C.

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Pete Domenici today invited New Mexico college students to apply for a summer internship in his Washington, D.C. office, by a March 1 deadline.

Domenici’s 2003 summer internship program will consist of two sessions, mid-May through the end of June, and July through mid-August. A $1,500 stipend is provided for Washington summer interns who are residents of New Mexico or attending a two or four-year school in the state.

“My internship program is specifically designed to give New Mexico college students an opportunity to be part of the daily workings of my Washington office. In doing so, they should receive a first-hand education on how the Senate works, legislatively and in terms of constituent service,” Domenici said. “I think this is a great chance for students to expand their views of their government, their ideas of public service and the U.S. capital overall.”

Applicants must have completed at least one year of study at an institution of higher education and be enrolled for the following semester. New Mexico residents and/or students will receive priority in the selection process. Students participating in the program in past years have come from a variety of schools, including universities, community colleges and vocational schools inside and outside New Mexico.

To apply for a Domenici internship, candidates must complete an application form and submit a cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation. This information should be mailed to: U.S. Senator Pete Domenici, Attention: Intern Coordinator, 625 Silver SW, Suite 330, Albuquerque, NM 87102.

Applications must be postmarked by March 1. Interviews and selections will take place during the month of March and notifications made by April 1.

Consult the Domenici web page at http://domenici.senate.gov (services, internships) for an application, or call Lynden Armstrong at (202) 224-6621 for a form or more information on the program and intern responsibilities.

Domenici, a Republican, is the new chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and has senior memberships on the Senate Budget Committee and Senate Appropriations Committee. Domenici also serves on the Indian Affairs Committee.