WHEATON – As college students return to their campuses over the next few weeks, State Representative Amy Grant (R-Wheaton) announced the success of her first annual summer internship program for college students in the 42nd District. Over the last two months, a group of community-minded individuals were able to build their understanding of state government, public policy and legislative affairs though Grant’s internship program. For students exploring a future in public service, the program provided hands-on opportunities within the real world of state government.
“We had a tremendous group of extremely intelligent individuals who demonstrated a strong work ethic and who built skills and experience to complement their future academic and career goals,” said Grant. “These are future leaders who now have hands-on experience with communications, public policy, navigating state and local issues and serving the public.”
Grant’s summer legislative intern program attracted interns from several different communities within the 42nd District, including Wheaton, Winfield, Warrenville, Carol Stream, Lisle, West Chicago and Naperville. They represented colleges and universities from all over Illinois and the rest of the United States.
“This was a great experience to be a part of the legislative process and to serve constituents who had questions about state issues,” said Jacob Fisher, a summer intern from Miami University. “I’m glad this program included so many other students from our area who have my same interests.”
Grant’s office is in the process of collecting resumes for those interested in fall internships. For information about that program, please call the district office at (331) 218-4182 or email the Representative at firstname.lastname@example.org.