Student Intern Brings Kent State to Capitol Hill


Student Intern Brings Kent State to Capitol Hill

Kent State – Porter Brockway, a senior political science and international relations major at Kent State Universit, was selected for a spring 2012 internship with U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) at Capitol HIll as part of the Kent State Washington Program in National Issues.

“I have always had a passion for government and wanted to be involved somehow,” Brockway said. “When I came to Kent State, the professors helped me figure out some of the areas that most interested me and drove me to research my topics of choice.”


Brockway’s political passion made an impression on Brown’s office even before he arrived in Washington.

“Porter was selected for the Spring 2012 Internship Program in our office because of his deep interest in politics and strong academic credentials,” said Allison Preiss, press secretary for Brown. “As a senior at Kent State University studying political science and international relations, Porter made it clear that he has a strong desire to learn about the inner workings of Congress by interning on Capitol Hill.”

Richard Robyn, Ph. D, assistant professor and director of the Washington Program in National Issues, said Brown’s office has been a favorite placement for the program’s students for years.

“It’s an excellent place for students to intern and to learn about Washington politics from the inside,” Robyn said. “The office staff is very welcoming and responsive to student intern needs.”

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