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Jan 30 2012

Johnson Welcomes Webster Native to Washington

Washington, DC—U.S. Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson (D-SD) today welcomed Sarah Michlitsch of Webster, South Dakota, to the Senate Banking Committee staff in Washington, DC. A graduate of Webster High School, Michlitsch is the daughter of Candyce Michlitsch of Webster and the granddaughter of Harry Michlitsch of Webster. Michlitsch is a senior at Northern State University in Aberdeen with majors in Banking and Financial Services and Accounting.

“An internship with the Senate Banking Committee is a great opportunity for students like Sarah to be exposed to all aspects of the Committee’s priorities on Capitol Hill.  Committee interns are at the forefront of current political and policy debates in the housing and financial industry,” Johnson said. “I’m glad that Sarah has the opportunity to join us this spring and I know she will make the most of her experience.”

“Ultimately, I want to work in the regulation department for a bank back home and interning with the Senate Banking Committee will provide me with some real world knowledge and experience.  Chairman Johnson does a good job as the head of the Committee and I’m happy to be working on issues that are important to South Dakota,” said Michlitsch.

Michlitsch was selected as part of an intern partnership between the Banking Committee and Northern State University. One NSU student each summer, fall and spring will be selected to travel to Washington D.C. to work alongside the Banking Committee staff.  Senator Johnson visited NSU last year to discuss issues facing the Committee and to kick off the new partnership.

The Senate Banking Committee internship program is open to all college sophomores, juniors, seniors, recent graduates and graduate students.  A Committee internship gives students the opportunity to gain firsthand experience working on fiscal and housing policy in the United States Senate.  Interns assist the Chairman’s professional staff with administrative, press, legislative and correspondence duties. 

To apply for a Banking Committee internship, interested students should submit a cover letter, resume, references, and a writing sample to:

Banking Committee Internship

Chairman Tim Johnson

Attn: Intern Coordinator

534 Dirksen SOB

Washington, DC 20510

By fax to: 202-224-5371

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