Hoeven Welcomes Interns to His Washington, D.C. and Grand Forks Offices

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that five students are interning in his Washington, D.C. and Grand Forks offices. Reyna Bergstrom, Andrew Hulm, Joseph Mathews and Makynna Meegan are interning in Hoeven’s D.C. office and Cassandra Poitra is interning in Hoeven’s Grand Forks office. Senator Hoeven’s internship program provides college students and recent graduates with the opportunity to work with the senator and his staff on legislative, communications and administrative projects. 

“Interns help me and my staff in a variety of ways and we greatly appreciate their work,” said Hoeven. “We welcome Makynna, Joseph, Reyna, and Andrew to our D.C. office as well as Cassie to our Grand Forks office. They have committed to serve not only me and my office but also the people of North Dakota. As they continue to advance in their academic and professional careers, we hope that their experiences over the next several months will be enriching and provide valuable learning opportunities.”

Reyna Bergstrom

Reyna Bergstrom is in her senior year at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn., studying communication and religion. Born and raised in Fargo, Reyna is active with Concordia’s choir during the school year and with a Bible camp in Montana during the summer. 

Andrew Hulm

Andrew Hulm is from Hague and is currently a junior majoring in marketing, with minors in public relations and business communications at the University of Mary in Bismarck. Andrew is involved with the business club DECA and is interested in pursuing a career in government or public relations. 

Joseph Mathews

Joseph Mathews moved to Williston with his parents in 2014 and is currently in his second year at Williston State College. He plans to major in political science and wants to pursue a law degree.

Makynna Meegan

Makynna Meegan was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nev. and is currently a junior at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. She is studying Arabic and international studies.

Cassandra Poitra

Cassie Poitra is in her final semester at the University of North Dakota and will graduate in May with degrees in criminal justice and sociology. Cassie grew up in Belcourt and Aberdeen, S.D. and is an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. Following her graduation, she plans to attend law school.

More Information about Senator Hoeven’s Internship Program

Senator Hoeven offers internship opportunities in his Washington, D.C. and state offices. North Dakota students interested in applying for the program should submit an application online. The deadline for applications for summer internships, which run from June through August, is March 15th. Questions can be directed to (202) 224-2551.