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May 2009

Release Date: May 27, 2009ASU Logo

ASU Honors Program Students Land Washington Internships

Two students from Angelo State University’s Honors Program are spending part of their summer interning in Washington, D.C., this year getting hands-on education in the political process and international trade.

Alexa Nichols, a junior biology major from San Angelo, has begun a six-week internship in the office of U.S. Congressman Mike Conaway. In addition to basic office duties, Nichols will also attend congressional committee meetings, conduct Capitol tours and learn the basics of modern politics from San Angelo’s delegate in the U.S. House of Representatives. Nichols’ internship runs through June 26. While in Washington, D.C., she will live in an apartment provided by Washington Intern Student Housing (WISH).

Jamie Mandujano, a senior international business major from Coyanosa, begins a 10-week Washington Center internship with international trade consulting company Management Dynamics on June 1. As part of the company’s Global Americas Team, he will be doing research and analysis on tariffs and tax laws on behalf of clients in North, Central and South America. He will also participate in a civic engagement project and take a class through the Washington Center, “Public Diplomacy Challenges: The U.S. vs. Developing Countries.”

The Washington Center is an independent, nonprofit organization serving hundreds of colleges and universities in the U.S. and other countries by providing selected students challenging opportunities to work and learn in Washington, D.C., for academic credit.

Expenses for both Nichols’ and Mandujano’s internships are being offset by funding from the Alvin and Patricia New Honors Program Enhancement Fund that was established in the fall of 2008 by former Town & Country Food Stores CEO Alvin New and his wife Patricia, both ASU alumni.