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Walden seeking interns for D.C. office


   U.S. Congressman Greg Walden (R-OR) today announced that he is accepting resumes from college and graduate students interested in an internship in his Washington, D.C., office during the upcoming congressional session. Interns are an integral part of Walden's D.C. team as they help with office management, constituent services and various projects.
   "Serving as a congressional intern is a fun and educational opportunity for those interested in learning more about the Congress and the inner workings of an office in the U.S. House of Representatives," said Walden. "Washington, D.C., is a tremendous place to gain experience in the government, learn about our nation's history, and live among some of the most beautiful monuments and museums in the United States."
   "Being an intern in Congress is great because it combines access to congressional hearings and activities on Capitol Hill with plenty of flexibility to enjoy the many opportunities throughout the rest of the city," said Greg Piper, who is currently completing an internship in Walden's office. "I have a newfound appreciation not just for our elected representatives, but for what it is like to be a staffer in the midst of the frenzied political process."
   Those interested in applying for an internship should fax or email their resume with a cover letter, as well as any questions they might have, to Jill Wyman in Walden's office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; fax: (202) 225-5774). Applicants should be in college or graduate school, or recent graduates of either, and should be willing to spend approximately three months working in the office. Internship opportunities occur throughout the year and Walden's office can be flexible regarding start and end dates.
   Congressman Walden represents the Second Congressional District of Oregon, which includes 20 counties in southern, central and eastern Oregon. He is a deputy whip in the House Leadership Structure and a member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce as well as the Committee on Resources.