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Washington DC Internship Program Expands

Cal State Students Study About And Work In Politics in Our Nation's Capital

Feb. 11, 2013

The Cal State DC internship program has launched its semester option this spring, giving more students a chance to explore and kick-start careers in the nation’s capital.

As part of the newly-expanded program, students work as interns for elected officials, nonprofit groups, lobbying firms and other agencies in Washington, D.C. They also attend classes taught by Cal State Fullerton faculty members — Patricia E. Literte, assistant professor of sociology, and Don Matthewson, lecturer in political science, this semester — at George Washington University, and earn 12-15 units of credits toward their bachelor’s degrees.

The first group of spring interns in the expanded program include 28 undergrads from Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Dominguez Hills and Cal State Northridge. The students, their home universities, cities of residence and intern assignments include:

From Cal State Fullerton:

  • Christina Aldada, Corona, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Amanda Butler, Brea, National Defense University
  • Matthew Ceja, Rancho Cucamonga, Congressman Rick Nolan
  • Tyler Coughtrie, Garden Grove, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez
  • Ashley Duran, Buena Park, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Esther Estrada, Riverside, Families USA
  • Jacquelyn Gonzalez, Anaheim, U.S. Department of Education
  • Heather Guy, Diamond Bar, National Public Radio
  • Lizette Landa, Ontario, National Coalition for the Homeless
  • Sandra Lattouf, Monrovia, National Consumers League
  • Jessica Maynard, Orange, U.S. Department of Education
  • Paul Nieto, Huntington Beach, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Maria Rangel, Huntington Park, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • David Rosen, Long Beach, Congresswoman Linda Sanchez
  • Antonio Sandoval, La Mirada, Congressman Ed Royce
  • Robert Schilling, Stanton, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Roshun Shah, Chino Hills, The Advocacy Project
  • Rosa Soto, Santa Ana, U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Brianne Stein, Buena Park, Voices of America’s Children
  • Paulina Torres, Rowland Heights, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul and the American Bar Association

From Cal State Dominguez Hills:

  • Tene Green, Los Angeles, U.S. Department of the Interior

From Cal State Northridge:

  • Daniela Barcenas, Reseda, MALDEF
  • Yolanda Castelion, Los Angeles, Youth Builds PCs in DC
  • Jose Garcia, Palmdale, Congressman Buck McKeon
  • Jasmine Gibbs, Northridge, Congressman Brad Sherman
  • Maia Hariton, Valley Village, Earthday Network
  • Mike Saghbazarian, Pasadena, Armenian National Committee of America
  • Sheila Zamora, North Hills, The Ponds Law Firm

More information about the program is available online. Photos of the students in D.C. can be viewed here.

By: Mimi Ko Cruz, 657-278-7586

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