Hoeven Welcomes Summer Interns to Washington, D.C. and State Offices

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that seven students will intern with his Washington, D.C. and North Dakota offices this summer. The interns will work with the senator and his staff on legislative, administrative and communication projects.

“We are grateful to welcome a group of talented young men and women to work as summer interns in each of my offices,” Hoeven said. “Through the congressional intern experience, we hope they may gain a deeper appreciation and understanding for the legislative process, learn more about the issues impacting our state and nation and foster the skills needed to further their future career development.”

Sonja Collin, Brock Schmeling and Brooke Solberg are currently working in Hoeven’s Washington, D.C. office.

Sonja Collin, a Bismarck-native, is studying marketing at the University of North Dakota. She enjoys being involved in campus and community life as the current chapter president of Delta Gamma sorority.

Mandan-native Brock Schmeling attended Mandan High School and graduated from North Dakota State University in May. At NDSU he majored in history and philosophy, with a minor in religion. He also enjoys studying the political process and government relations.

Brooke Solberg was born and raised in Grand Forks. This fall, she will begin her sophomore year at the University of North Dakota where she is majoring in political science and English. Brooke plans to pursue a law degree upon graduating from UND.

Jaden Weiss is interning in the senator’s Bismarck office. A New Salem resident, Jaden graduated from New Salem High School in 2010 and will begin her senior year at Dickinson State University this fall where she is studying political science and communications. She is a member of the League of Political Scientists as well as the National Political Science Honor Society.

Nathan Todd is working in Hoeven’s Fargo office. A Bismarck-native, Todd graduated from Bismarck High School in 2010, and currently is studying civil engineering, with a minor in business administration, at North Dakota State University. Todd is involved with NDSU’s student government as an Off Campus Senator and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Abigail Mulcahy is interning in the senator’s Grand Forks office. She graduated from high school in Cheyenne, Wyoming and will graduate from the University of Wyoming in 2015 with degrees in political science and kinesiology. She is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society and Kappa Kappa Psi Honorary Band Fraternity.

Shelby Deckert, a native of Rugby, is interning in Hoeven’s Minot office. Shelby is a senior at North Dakota State University, majoring in political science and public relations and advertising. She will graduate in the spring of 2013 and hopes to attend law school.

Senator Hoeven offers internship opportunities in each of his offices. Internships run during summer, fall and spring sessions. Applicants may apply online at http://hoeven.senate.gov/serving-you/internships or direct questions to (202) 224-2551.