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Frank D. Lucas Policy Internship

Congressman Frank Lucas has represented Oklahoma's Third Congressional District since 1994. The Third District is one of the most culturally, socially and ethnically diverse in the nation. Congressman Lucas serves on three U.S. House committees: the House Agriculture Committee, the House Committee on Financial Services and the House Committee on Science and Technology. This internship is designed to enable students from the OSU College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) to work in the United States House of Representatives on policy issues associated with Congressman Lucas's committee responsibilities. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on January 25 in 136 Ag Hall.

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When

Jan 25, 2016
from 05:00 PM to 05:00 PM

Where

136 Ag Hall

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Congressman Frank Lucas has represented Oklahoma's Third Congressional District since 1994. The Third District is one of the most culturally, socially and ethnically diverse in the nation. It includes portions of the 32 counties and stretches from Oklahoma's panhandle across to Osage County in Northeast Oklahoma and down to Jackson County in Southwest Oklahoma. The Third Congressional district takes up almost half the state's land mass.

Congressman Lucas is a fifth generation Oklahoman whose family has lived and farmed in western Oklahoma for over 100 years. He operates a farm and cattle ranch in Roger Mills county in far western Oklahoma where he lives with his wife, Lynda. He graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1982 with a degree in Agricultural Economics.

Congressman Lucas serves on three U.S. House Committees: the House Agriculture Committee, the House Committee on Financial Services and the House Committee on Science and Technology.

The Frank D. Lucas internship is designed to enable students from the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) to work in the United States House of Representatives on policy issues associated with Congressman Lucas's committee responsibilities.

The intern must be a CASNR junior or senior. All CASNR majors are welcome to apply. The intern will serve for at least six weeks, and a stipend of $1,000 will be provided to assist with living expenses in Washington.

The possibility of an extended internship exists. This could either be in Washington or a return to Oklahoma to work in the district office. If the student opts for the extended internship, compensation is negotiable.

Application Procedure

Students interest in the Frank D. Lucas Policy Internship should submit an application that includes:

1. A letter of interest for the internship.

2. Résumé.

3. A copy of your most recent transcript.

4. A written response of no more than 500 words to the following:

Congress is scheduled to begin work in January 2016. It is very important that the Oklahoma delegation serve on key committees in order to represent the interests of Oklahoma and its' citizens. How do the committees that Congressman Lucas serves on stand to advance Oklahoma's interests? How do the issues likely to come before one or more of these committees interest you?

5. Submit application to 136 Ag Hall before 5 p.m. on January 25, 2016. The recipient will be notified in early March.

NOTE:

The recipient will be required to attend the annual College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Awards Banquet on Thursday, March 31, 2016, during which he or she will be recognized.


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