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Forbes Announces Congressional Summer Internship Program in Chesterfield

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Washington, D.C., Mar 14, 2011 | Joe Hack ((202) 225-6365) | comments

Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04) announced today that summer internships will be available to qualified college students or recent college graduates in his Chesterfield district office. These internships are designed to give students interested in government an inside view of how a Congressional office functions on a day-to-day basis.

“The hands-on experience that Congressional interns receive in this fast-paced work environment is not available in the classroom,” Forbes said. “We see our interns as an integral part of the office, and we look forward to welcoming them in our Chesterfield office.”

The summer internship is open to students on a full or part-time basis and is filled in a competitive manner. Interns are required to answer phones, interact with constituents, and perform administrative work such as filing, emailing, researching, and word processing. All work is performed in an office environment and requires interaction with staff members and the public.

While priority is given to constituents of Virginia's Fourth District, all candidates that submit complete applications will be considered. Successful candidates must demonstrate a pleasant office demeanor, the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced atmosphere, and the desire to learn about the legislative branch. Interested students should send a resume, writing sample and cover letter by April 26, 2011 to:

Joan Fallon

Senior Constituent Services Representative

9401 Courthouse Road, #201

Chesterfield, VA 23832

PH:  804-318-1363

Fax: 804-318-1013

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