WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two Oberlin College students were selected for an internship in the U.S. Senate. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that Dan Hegner and David Nemetz are serving as legislative interns in Brown’s Capitol Hill office. Hegner and Nemetz are both currently pursuing undergraduate degrees in politics at Oberlin College.
“Ohio students – like Dan and David – 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.”
“I applied to work for Senator Brown because of his strong progressive values and commitment to working and middle class people,” Hegner said. “Since I have worked here I have seen how much he cares about each constituent that reaches out to him. It has been invaluable to see the constituent response process and to personally be a part of it.”
“I applied to intern with Senator Sherrod Brown’s Office because I greatly admire the work that Senator Brown has done and continues to do for Ohio,” Nemetz said.
Interns work alongside staff members to address constituent requests and concerns. In Washington, D.C. a typical day could include speaking with constituents on the phone, greeting visitors to the office, organizing incoming correspondence, attending Senate committee hearings and briefings, and leading tours of the U.S. Capitol Building.
Students may earn college credit in addition to the educational benefit and professional development opportunities.