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Happy New Year from Rep. Mary Franson

Friday, December 31, 2021

Dear Neighbors,

I wanted to take this opportunity to wish you a very Happy New Year!

I look forward to ringing in the new year with my family, and hope you are able to spend quality time with your loved ones as well. I am blessed in so many ways, and it is a true privilege to represent a community like ours at the Capitol. For that and more, I am thankful!

Thank you for all your support in 2021! Together, we will make 2022 a special year for all!

Happy New Year

I also wanted to share with you an exciting opportunity for students. Applications are open now through January 7 for the Remote House Internship Program. The undergraduate internship program is structured around a focus on serving and learning. A sincere interest in public service is expected of all applicants for a House internship. A genuine desire to learn is also expected and in a dynamic and influential institution like the House, opportunities for learning abound.


House interns will be assigned to serve (remotely!) in a member’s office or participating department. While expectations and opportunities will vary from office to office, all House interns will be required to serve a minimum of five hours per week. Responsibilities may include the following, all of which will be done remotely. 

  • Researching public policy
  • Monitoring and reporting on committee meetings
  • Researching and drafting responses to constituent inquiries
  • Summarizing legislative materials, reports, and bills
  • Conducting opinion surveys
  • Drafting press releases
  • Contacting legislators, lobbyists, and House staff

In addition to hands-on learning through their responsibilities with the assigned member’s office, House interns will attend weekly virtual meetings. Participation in this unique series of interviews, presentations, and discussions is mandatory, and will allow the interns to interact with House members and staff as well as guests from the executive and judicial branches. Topics will include lawmaking, public policy, public service, current affairs, and pending legislation.

Learn more and apply here.