ASUM to offer federal internships

Wednesday, July 6, 2005 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 7:50 a.m. CDT, Saturday, July 5, 2008

Associated Students of the University of Missouri has established a student internship program at the federal level.

The program in Washington, D.C., will begin in January 2006, said ASUM Chairman Craig Kleine.

Students will work for a Missouri lawmaker and for the governmental lobbyist for the UM System, Kleine said. Right now, the internship is open to one person during the winter semester.

Students will be able “to lobby for students – lobby for something they know about,” he said.

Kleine said funding for the internship is still being worked out.

To be eligible, students must be upperclassmen with grade point averages of at least 3.0, said Beth Bankhead, exec-

utive director of the ASUM.

Any UM student can apply, she said.

ASUM’s main focus remains on the state level, Kleine said; the organization began offering a state internship program in 1976.

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