Two Northwestern students to spend their summers interning at the State Capitol

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Two Northwestern students to spend their summers interning at the State Capitol

April 20, 2016

Two Northwestern Oklahoma State University students will spend their summers interning at the state capitol starting May 9.

Riley Pearce, Garber sophomore and political science major, will be interning with Sen. Bryce Marlatt at the Oklahoma Senate. Stefan Simpson, Frederick senior and political science major, will be interning with Rep. Jeff Coody in the Oklahoma House.

Opportunities such as these internships are made possible through the Northwestern Social Sciences Department Legislative Internship Program.

“The Social Sciences Department began its Legislative Internship Program several years ago, as a means of rewarding worthwhile students, and as a means of helping our younger generation understand, first-hand, how laws are made,” Dr. Kay Decker, social sciences department chair and professor of sociology, said.

Students can spend anywhere from one week to three months working in the Oklahoma State Capitol or the United States Capitol learning about legislative- and budget-setting processes.

Both Pearce and Simpson plan to attend law school after they graduate from Northwestern.

For more information about the social sciences department contact Decker at (580) 327-8521 or kldecker@nwosu.edu.

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