Arkansas’ U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) announced that full and part-time intern positions for the 2014 fall semester are open at his offices in Washington, D.C. and in Arkansas at Lowell, Fort Smith, Mountain Home, Jonesboro, Little Rock, Stuttgart and El Dorado. The positions are unpaid.

The Washington intern program emphasizes practical and educational aspects of working on Capitol Hill – interns take part in the daily operation of the Senate office, as well as attend committee hearings and watch floor proceedings from the Senate gallery.

Interns learn about the legislative process and the federal government by working with staff members who provide legislative, communications and constituent services. They also give private tours of the U.S. Capitol.

Interns in any of the state offices learn how a senator’s office provides services, interacts with the community, and acts as liaison with the Washington, D.C. office. They will work with staff members helping individuals with issues such as veterans benefits, Social Security problems and passports.

Interns may get academic credit depending on school requirements – students are required to receive academic credit if they accept an internship in one of the state offices.

Priority is given to Arkansas students who have completed at least their sophomore year of college.

The fall session dates are Aug. 25 – Dec. 19 for Washington, D.C.; late August through early December, depending on the academic calendar, for the state offices.

Application deadline is Aug. 15.

For more information or to apply, go online to — to apply use the "apply for an internship" link; or call intern coordinators, Clermon Acklin at the Washington, D.C. office, 202-224-4843; in Arkansas call Stacey Mattingly, 479-725-0400.