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2 students selected for state legislative intern program

Two students from Austin Peay State University have been selected for the Tennessee Legislative Internship Program for the 2009 legislative session in Nashville.

The two students, McKensie Morrison and Brittany Via, are juniors.

Morrison is from Dickson and is majoring in political science.

Via is from Newbern and is a double major in chemistry and general business. After graduating, Via plans to attend graduate school and obtain a physician assistant license.
Two students from Austin Peay State University have been selected for the Tennessee Legislative Internship Program for the 2009 legislative session in Nashville.

The two students, McKensie Morrison and Brittany Via, are juniors.

Morrison is from Dickson and is majoring in political science.

Via is from Newbern and is a double major in chemistry and general business. After graduating, Via plans to attend graduate school and obtain a physician assistant license.

The Tennessee Legislative Intern Program was established in 1972 to provide Tennessee college and university students with an opportunity to work and learn in a hands-on legislative environment.

Each year 70 to 80 students from Tennessee participate in this program and learn about leadership responsibilities and develop legislative processing skills.

The interns assist legislative offices with their activities and work functions. Selection is based upon academic qualifications including a 3.0 or better GPA. Each applicant is also evaluated based on his or her potential for professional research.

Interns appointed for the 2009 session will serve from Jan. 12 until May 31 or one week after the adjournment of the legislative session, whichever occurs first. Interns are assigned to legislative leadership offices and committees and are expected to devote themselves to legislative duties and adapt to the legislative schedule. Duties will vary from office to office, but will include bill analysis, constituent work, research and general office work.

For more information, contact Gregory Singleton, dean of students, (931) 221-7341. -- Barry A. Williams