Campus: CSU Bakersfield -- October 04, 2002
CSU Bakersfield Senior Political Science Major
Begins Work in the U.S. House of Representatives
Ezequiel Leon, a senior political science major at California State
University, Bakersfield, left for Washington, D.C., this week to begin
work in offices of the members of the California delegation in the U.S.
House of Representatives. Leon and 21 other college students from throughout
the California State University system and the Santa Clara and Dominican
universities are participating in the fourth annual Congressional Internship
Program sponsored by the Leon and Sylvia Panetta Institute for Public
Policy based in Monterey. Leon will be working principally in the office
of Rep. Cal Dooley, D-Hanford.
Leon participated in an intensive two-week course at the Panetta Institute
in Monterey and will spend 10 weeks in Washington receiving training
on how to work effectively in a congressional office. All 22 students
were selected by presidents from throughout the CSU system and Santa
Clara and Dominican universities for their exemplary scholastic achievements,
as well as their interest in politics.
Leon will receive 20 academic credits upon successful completion of
the internship program. The Panetta Institute pays for the entire program
and provides the interns with a stipend during their stay in the nation's
capital. Support for the program was received from both the CSU Chancellor's
office and the trustees of the Panetta Institute.
Leon and Sylvia Panetta established The Panetta Institute for Public
Policy in 1998, which serves as a bipartisan study center to enhance
public policy and to attract thoughtful men and women to lives of public
service. For more information about the Congressional Internship Program
or other Institute-sponsored events, please call the Panetta Institute
at (831) 582-4200 or visit www.panettainstitute.org.
CONTACT: Becky Zelinski, 661/664-2138, firstname.lastname@example.org
or Mike Stepanovich, 661/664-2456, email@example.com