Rebecca Phillips of Cherokee Village recently completed the second summer session of U.S. Sen. Blanche Lincoln's (D-Ark) internship program in her Washington, D.C., Senate office.
Phillips, a senior political science major at Arkansas State University, served as an intern from July 5 to Aug. 5.
During her internship, Phillips was exposed to various facets of the federal government and the nation's legislative process.
Phillips is the daughter of Sam and Peggy Weir of Cherokee Village.
"Giving young students an opportunity to serve the state through my Senate offices is one of the great joys of my job," said Lincoln. "Congressional internship allow students to see the behind-the-scenes workings of the federal legislative branch."
Over the course of the five-week program, Phillips aided the constituent services staff in conducting Capitol tours along with other administrative tasks.
She also worked closely with the legislative staff and the communications office, gaining an overview of general office management and procedure.
Lincoln's internship program gives students who have completed their sophomore year in college an opportunity to learn about the federal legislative process, improve their communications skills and gain experience in a professional environment.
More information on Lincoln's internship programs in both her Little Rock and Washington offices can be obtained by contacting Lincoln's Little Rock office at 501-375-2993 or 800-352-9364.