Senate Internships – Nebraska City News Press

Senate Update with Deb Fischer

Every fall, spring, and summer, my office provides some outstanding college students with the opportunity to intern in Washington, DC, or at one of our state offices. These internships give students the opportunity to learn more about public policy, our system of government, and serving the electorate. This summer, I welcomed four interns to our DC team. These college students are all from Nebraska and for the last 8 weeks they have done important work on behalf of the state. I am always delighted to welcome young people to our nation’s capital and am always impressed with the motivation and skills of our next generation of Nebraskans.

One of our interns, Mia Dugan, comes to our office from North Platte. She is a junior at Georgetown University, where she studies government, journalism, and French. Mia said, “Senator Fischer’s internship has given me the opportunity to further explore my future career opportunities. I especially love the Trade, Science and Transportation Committee as I grew up with aviation experience, flying and working on the line as a ground baggage handler. One of my favorite moments here was being able to participate in a meeting that directly impacts United’s commercial flight from North Platte.”

Another intern, Kate Lembree, is from Elkhorn. She is a junior at Creighton University, where she is studying finance and Spanish. Describing her internship experience, Kate said, “Spending time in Senator Fischer’s Washington DC and Omaha offices has given me the opportunity to see firsthand how the work of our Senators can have a positive impact both at the national and state. Coming to DC has been amazing for my personal and professional development and I couldn’t have asked for a better office to spend the summer in!”

Braden Peterworth is from Sutton. He is a young man on the rise at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, where he is studying Political Science and is on the UNK football team. He is also part of the Kearney Law Opportunities program and hopes to study law in the future. Braden said, “I enjoyed talking with Senator Fischer’s staff and trying to understand how to address the issues that Nebraskans are passionate about. For example, giving Nebraska farmers the opportunity to purchase precision farming equipment is essential, and Senator Fischer recently authored a bill to address this.”

Anna Wooldrik was born and raised in West Point. She is a rising junior at Texas A&M University, where she studies Business, Finance, and Economics. Anna described her experience as an intern saying, “I really appreciate all the good that Senator Fischer has done for the state of Nebraska, especially with the cattle bill. Coming from a county that relies on agriculture and a family that works in this sector, it is great to see the leadership that Senator Fischer has shown on farm policy. I am very grateful for the opportunity to serve Nebraska nationally.”

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To all of our Washington, DC interns, as well as our state interns Katie Pollock and Caleb Williams: thank you for the good work you do.

I look forward to seeing where life takes them. No matter what path these young professionals take, I am grateful for all of their work this summer serving the people of Nebraska.

Thank you for participating in the democratic process. I hope to be able to visit you again next week.

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