Call for volunteer interns

January 7, 2012 by  

Students and recent college graduates from Foxboro can now make application for internships this spring in the Massachusetts State Capitol.

The office of Senator Richard Ross requires students to liaise with constituents, keep current media files and obtain news clips, work with printing companies in the reproduction of documents and creation of print materials. They will conduct research on current legislation and attend public hearings and possibly Senate sessions.

While internships are volunteer positions, they are a rare opportunity to learn more about a particular subject area such as communications, health care and public advocacy as well as state government operations. Interns will also connect with leaders in the business community as well as those involved in the political arena.

“This is a great opportunity for young people to gain real world experience in state government,” said Ross, a Republican who has served in the Massachusetts legislature since May 2010. “Interns in my office will take on real challenges and will be expected to complete various tasks in a timely and professional manner.”

If Foxboro area students or recent college graduates would like more information about an internship this spring, a current resume and well-written cover letter can be sent to Senator Ross’ office, attention Erin Hearn, Director of Communications. Email is: Resumes and letters must be in a Word file and emailed as attachments.

Considered on-the-job training for white-collar jobs, only a limited a number of internships will be granted; however, all interested parties are encouraged to apply.