Full- and part-time intern positions for the 2014 spring semester are now open for the Washington, D.C. and Arkansas offices of U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR). Boozman announced the openings in a press release.

The spring session dates are January 6 - May 16, 2014, for the Washington office, and January 13 - May 2, 2014 for the state offices. The positions are unpaid.

Deadline to apply is Nov. 30; applications are made online.

Interns get firsthand experience in what they have learned in school, and better learn the legislative process — from daily operation of the Senate office to Committee hearings and seeing floor proceedings from the Senate gallery. Interns also learn of the responsibility of providing constituent services. It is a great opportunity to work for the people of Arkansas, Boozman said in the release.

Students accepted for one of the state offices will learn how the offices provide constituent services, interaction between the community and the Senator, and serve the Washington, D.C. office.

Boozman has seven state offices: Lowell, Fort Smith, Mountain Home, Jonesboro, Little Rock, Stuttgart and El Dorado.

Interns can get academic credit for their work, depending on their college’s requirements for such credit.

Students are required to receive academic credit for an internship in one of the state offices. Priority is given to Arkansas students who have completed at least their sophomore year of college.

Interested students should go online to www.boozman.senate.gov, and click on the "apply for an internship" link.

Questions should be directed to the intern coordinators:

Washington, D.C.: Clermon Acklin, (202) 224-4843

State offices: Stacey Mattingly, (479) 725-0400.