UGA students selected for summer Honors in Washington Internship Program

UGA students selected for summer Honors in Washington Internship Program

Athens, Ga. – Eleven University of Georgia Honors students have been chosen to participate in the Honors in Washington Internship Program. For seven years, this program has given UGA undergraduates the opportunity to obtain real-world experience in congressional offices, corporations and non-profit organizations.

“This year’s interns are among the most qualified and motivated students that have been selected as Honors in Washington Interns,” said Don DeMaria, director of UGA’s Washington Semester Program. “I am excited to learn of their achievements this summer.”

The interns, who receive $3,000 stipends, usually have a 40-hour work week for a minimum of eight weeks. The Honors Program also hosts a number of academic enrichment events throughout the internship period to give participants an opportunity to network with UGA alumni living and working in the D.C. area.

Only sophomores and juniors enrolled in the Honors Program are eligible to apply for the internship program and must have stellar academic credentials, including outstanding leadership skills.

“The success of this internship program depends on the quality of the students who participate, and therefore I am very pleased that once again this year we have an exceptional group of interns heading to Washington,” said David S. Williams, director of UGA’s Honors Program. “The program enjoys very good relationships with a variety of offices, and the students will no doubt have extremely rewarding experiences.”

For more information on the Honors in Washington Internship Program, visit www.uga.edu/dcsemester/summer.html.

The 2008 summer interns are:

Name, Hometown, Major(s), Internship placement

Anita Ashong, Stone Mountain, international business, Office of Congressman Hank Johnson

Ashley Doliber, Savannah, international affairs, Office of Congressman David Scott

John Jennings, LaGrange, finance, Office of Congressman John Barrow

Joshua McLaurin, Marietta, international affairs and religion, National Association of Counties

Maggie Mills Champaign, Ill., international affairs and Spanish, Center for American Progress

Katie Moore Charleston, S.C., broadcast news and anthropology, National Geographic

Kathleen Robinson, Macon, finance, Office of Senator Johnny Isakson

Meghan Royal, Savannah, international business, Office of Congressman Jack Kingston

Ivan Sidorjak, Lilburn, finance, Coca-Cola Company

Mark Silver, Alpharetta, economics, Office of Governor Sonny Perdue

Sonia Talathi, Alpharetta, cellular biology and broadcast news, Voice of America-TV to Africa