Two UCA students selected for U.S. Senate internships

U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln selected two UCA students, Preston Weyland of North Little Rock and Lee Ann Blackwell of Wabbaseka,to be summer interns in her Washington, D.C. office.

Lincoln’s Summer Internship Program provides students the opportunity to learn about the federal government and the nation’s legislative process.”I’m extremely honored to have the opportunity to host so many outstanding young Arkansans in my offices this summer,” said Lincoln. “The response once again was overwhelming and the selection process extremely competitive. I continue to be impressed by the quality of young people from Arkansas who are interested in public service. As someone who’s received great satisfaction from my public service, I hope to be able to provide these students a rewarding, educational experience.”

Lincoln’s internship program gives students who have completed their sophomore year in college an opportunity to learn about the federal legislative process, improve their communications skills, and gain experience in a professional environment. Over the course of the five-week program, interns work closely with the legislative staff, the constituent relations staff, and the communications office.