WASHINGTON, D.C. – An Oakwood native was selected for an internship in the U.S. Senate. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that Henry Blattner is serving as a legislative intern in Brown’s Capitol Hill office. Blattner is currently pursuing a degree in Public Policy at the University of Michigan.
“Ohio students – like Henry – 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.”
“Working for Senator Brown has taught me what it means to truly be a public servant,” said Blattner. “Seeing how much he cares about his state and his country inspires me to work hard and follow in his footsteps.”
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.