The first participant in the program is Bradley Patrick, a junior political science major from Salyersville.
“Washington, D.C., is an exciting city and I am thrilled to share this opportunity with students from central Kentucky who care about the issues facing our nation,” Chandler said. “EKU is a top academic institution with nearly 100 years of success in preparing students for the future. This internship program will further that tradition by teaching students the value of public service.”
Patrick and other selected students will work in the Congressman’s office on a number of constituent service projects. These responsibilities will include handling constituent requests, conducting Capitol tours, research assistance and attending relevant committee hearings. Students will receive 12 credit hours for their work.
“We are most grateful to Congressman Chandler for providing these outstanding learning opportunities for our students,” said President Glasser. “Our students will get to see first-hand how important decisions are made in our nation’s capital and develop a greater appreciation of the political process. Even more importantly, we hope such experiences will foster in them a love for public service that will spur them to be active, lifelong participants in our democracy.”
Patrick was a Rogers Scholar graduate, student body president at Magoffin County High School, and is active in a number of organizations, including the National Beta Club and the Kentucky Young Democrats. He has served as a volunteer on state and local political campaigns.