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Friday, August 31, 2012

Chagrin Falls student interns with Sen. Sherrod Brown

Alex Penler of Chagrin Falls is serving as a legislative intern in U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown’s Capitol Hill office. Penler is currently pursuing a degree in political science and history at St. Mary’s College.

“Ohio students – like Alex – exemplify how strong families, teachers, and Ohio communities continue to produce the next generation of world-class leaders,” Brown said. “An internship allows students from either Ohio schools or Ohio communities to serve their state while gaining invaluable experience by working on a wide range of projects.”

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I really love what I am doing and am proud to work for Sen. Sherrod Brown,” Penler said.

Interns work alongside staff members to address constituent requests and concerns. In Washington, D.C., a typical day could include speaking with constituents on the phone, greeting visitors to the office, organizing incoming correspondence, attending Senate committee hearings and briefings, and leading tours of the U.S. Capitol Building.

Students may earn college credit in addition to the educational benefit and professional development opportunities.



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