WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Mansfield native was selected for an internship in the U.S. Senate. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that Eden Thompson is serving as a press intern in Brown’s Capitol Hill office. Thompson is currently pursuing degrees in political science and history at Miami University.
“Ohio students – like Eden– exemplify how strong families, teachers, and Ohio communities continue to produce the next generation of world-class leaders,” Brown said. “An internship allows students from either Ohio schools or Ohio communities to serve their state while gaining invaluable experience by working on a wide range of projects.”
“Last summer I worked as a legislative intern in the House and loved it so much that I sought to come back to DC to be a press intern for my Senator. Working for Senator Brown- a Mansfield native who shares the same high school alma mater as me- is truly an honor. It’s been a thrilling experience thus far with being able to assist the press office with press releases, media clips, and conference calls. I am hopeful that all of this experience will bring me back to Capitol Hill after I graduate from Miami,” Thompson said.
Press interns work alongside staff members in the communications office. In Washington, D.C. a typical day could include fielding public inquiries and compiling communications materials.
Students may earn college credit in addition to the educational benefit and professional development opportunities.