Summer Internship Brings Many Highlights for Student
August 30, 2011
Recently, International Studies major Lindsey Beauregard '13 had the honor of introducing Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick when he addressed 200 interns at the State House as a part of the Summer Legislative Education Intern Seminar series.
The seminar series was part of Beauregard's summer internship at State Senator Michael Moore's office.
"I have been able to do so much during my internship. I attend hearings, senate sessions, caucuses, enter constituent information into a database, draft letters of response to constituents and research bills," says Beauregard.
Moore represents the Second Worcester District and is currently Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Higher Education. In addition, he serves as Vice Chair of the Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security, and serves on the Senate Committee on Ways & Means and the Committee on Post Audit and Oversight.
While being able to introduce Governor Patrick was a huge highlight from her summer experience, Beauregard notes her best day came when she received the Arthur Lambert Memorial Scholarship at a special ceremony at the State House.
Named for the late legislative aide Arthur Lambert, the $1,000 scholarship is awarded to students who possess a deep knowledge of state government, good moral values, and a commitment to public service.
To qualify for the scholarship, interns had to submit an essay about what public service means to them. The Lambert Family then interviews semi-finalists.
A total of seven legislative interns, including Beauregard, were chosen this year, which marks the tenth year since the scholarship's inception.
"Being chosen for the award was such an honor," says Beauregard. "Arthur Lambert was a prime example of what it means to be a public servant and I feel so proud that the Lambert family saw characteristics of him in me."
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