Crowder student earns Senate internship

Neosho, MO – Mark Barrios (Lowell, Arkansas) a College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) student will leave this Friday for a 12-week internship this fall in Washington, DC. He will be working on Capitol Hill and serving in Senator Doug Jones, of Alabama office.

“Mark is an outstanding student and individual that will represent Crowder College and the College Assistance Migrant Program exceptionally well.  Mark embodies the Crowder College mission statement “Building a civil, serving, literate, learning community of responsible citizens” as he serves as an Ambassador, Resident Assistant, CAMP Tutor/Mentor and now service to the Nation’s Capital,” exclaimed Lisa O’Hanahan, Director of the Crowder College CAMP program.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Interns learn firsthand how the legislative system works, spending four days each week working on Capitol Hill. Usually, interns are placed with a member of Congress who serves a district in their home state performing meaningful work:

  • responding to constituent inquiries
  • writing policy briefs
  • conducting legislative research on issues such as education, health, foreign affairs, defense, science & technology, and many more
  • attending congressional hearings and policy briefings

On programming days, interns will have a full day centered on CHCI’s four Pillars of Leadership—Civic Engagement, Social Responsibility, Self-Empowerment, and Promoting Community and Hispanic Culture. During these weekly sessions, participation in discussions surrounding issues that affect the Latino community will help interns explore a variety of topics while building strong relationships that can help throughout their career. CHCI’s curriculum is centered around a graduate-level, non-credit public policy course taught by The George Washington University Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute and Trachtenberg School of Public Policy.

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Mark Barrios

Last Updated on August 21, 2019 by Steven Brunson