U.S. Senator Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, and his office are launching a new internship program for high school seniors for the 2013-14 school year. In this first year of the program, they are looking for 15 interns who have a GPA of 2.0 or higher and have access to email throughout the course of the internship. “Schatz Seniors” can hail from any island and can come from public, private, home-school or charter schools. Interns will work in Hawaii at the Honolulu office or with neighbor island staff.
“Through this program, we hope to provide a hands-on learning opportunities about the U.S. Senate, spark a dialogue between myself and students about their concerns, and encourage students to be leaders and advocates in their schools and communities,” said Schatz in an Aug. 15 press release. “I am looking forward to kicking off this program, and hope that it will continue for years to come. By collaborating with the younger generation of Hawai‘i students, we can all work to build a better future for our state.”
In the program, interns will work with outreach staff on community visits, observe their schools and communicate to identify issues of interest and attend other special events.
Applicants will be considered based off their community involvement, diversity of life experiences and their potential for leadership. Prior knowledge of U.S. Senate or national policy making is not required.
High school seniors can begin applying for the internship program on Aug. 15. For more information or to apply, call Kim Yoshimoto, at 808-523-2093 or email her at Kim_Yoshimoto@schatz.senate.gov.