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Austin Peay State University (APSU)
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) this week sent a school record number of legislative interns to the Tennessee General Assembly, which opened its 2019 session on Tuesday, January 8th, 2019.
Nine students from various majors will spend the semester at the state capitol, helping legislative leadership and committees with analysis, constituent work and research.
According to the state’s internship website, the program normally accepts 70-80 interns each year from around the state.
Meet The Interns
The chosen interns come from several Austin Peay departments. The students are:
Amanda King,social work senior
Autumn Cole, biology senior.
Lynsie York, health and human performance senior.
Kristina Grant, political science junior.
Sierra Salandy, political science senior.
Cassondra Meadows, social work senior.
Sarah DeVries, public relations senior.
Raymond Wright, sociology junior.
Jaylene Sanchez, criminal justice
The Tennessee General Assembly will cover the expenses of five of the students, and APSU will fund expenses for the other four. In past years, the General Assembly funded up to three APSU students each year, said Dr. Matthew Kenney, chair of the APSU Department of Political Science and Public Management.
The Tennessee General Assembly legislative internship program was established in 1972 to provide college students with an opportunity to work and learn in a hands-on legislative environment.
For more information about the Tennessee General Assembly legislative internship program, visit www.capitol.tn.gov/Intern/index.html
For more information about political science and public management programs offered at Austin Peay State University, visit www.apsu.edu/political-science-public-management/
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