06.01.15

Rounds Welcomes Summer Interns to Washington

Summer Interns

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) today welcomed four South Dakota college students as Summer 2015 interns in his Washington, D.C., office.

  • Brandon Van Beek is from Beresford, SD, and is currently a student at the University of South Dakota. Brandon is majoring in political science and economics.
  • Dustin Santjer is from Aberdeen, SD, and is currently a student at the University of South Dakota. Dustin is majoring in political science and finance.
  • Leah Gosch is from Rapid City, SD, and is currently a student at South Dakota State University. Leah is majoring in electrical engineering.
  • Cara Beck is from Mitchell, SD, and is currently a student at Augustana College. Cara is majoring in history and political science.

Intern duties in include tracking legislation, researching bills, attending committee hearings and briefings, leading tours of the U.S. Capitol, handling constituent phone calls, sorting mail and providing legislative support. Interns work closely with constituents and staff, polish their research and writing skills and gain an in-depth understanding of a Senate office.

The summer internship program in Sen. Rounds’ office lasts through August. College students interested in a Fall 2015 semester internship in the Washington, D.C. office or in one of Sen. Rounds’ state offices can visit www.rounds.senate.gov , call Connie Tveidt at (605) 224-1450, or email a resume and cover letter to connie_tveidt@rounds.senate.gov. College credit is available.