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Political Science Student Wins Congressional Internship

July 30, 2019

Joshua Buske, a junior at Angelo State University, has been selected for the ASU Political Science and Philosophy Department’s 2019 Government and Public Service Internship Program in Washington, D.C.

A Goldsboro native, Buske is a double major in political science and history. He will spend the upcoming fall semester working as an intern for U.S. Congressman Michael Conaway, who represents the 11th Congressional District that includes San Angelo. Buske will live at the Texas Tech House with other interns from Texas Tech University and will receive an $8,000 stipend to help defray the costs of living in Washington, D.C.

Joshua Buske Joshua BuskeA regular on the ASU Dean’s List, Buske is a member of the prestigious Alpha Chi and Phi Kappa Phi national honor societies and is president of ASU’s chapter of the Phi Alpha Theta national history honor society. He has twice won the competitive Bernard P. Taylor Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded to only one ASU political science student annually.

In addition to his stellar academic record, Buske organizes and leads peer study groups and is active in the Rams for Christ student organization and Southgate Church of Christ College Group. He also spent the spring 2019 semester working as a course grader in the ASU Dual Credit program. In that role, he assisted Dr. Matthew Gritter, associate professor of political science, with an enrollment of 90 students taking his dual-credit political science course at Wylie High School in Abilene.

Launched in 2013, the ASU Government and Public Service Internship Program is open to ASU upperclassmen majoring in political science. It is designed to help participating students develop networking skills and build knowledge of public policy. Student interns also earn six credit hours in political science.