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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Academy Student Interns in State Legislature

During January Term, Salem Academy students gain valuable experience working at internships in a variety of exciting fields. One of this year’s interns, Maeve Cosgrove, is getting a first-hand look at democracy in the United States with an internship in the Vermont State House.

Cosgrove works with Vermont State Representative Sarah Copeland-Hanzas, who is a member of the House’s Health Care Committee. In her role with his office, she has researched health care bills and studied summaries of committee activities. Cosgrove also has had the opportunity to meet other legislators and attend important government functions.

“I have met many people in the Vermont State House, seen Congress make decisions on the floor and went to the Governor’s inaugural speech,” she says. “I also will be working in the Democratic Headquarters, inputting data for them and learning how campaigns work. It’s been so great and I’ve learned a lot!”

Each January, Salem Academy students take a three-week break from regular courses for January Term—a time for learning and exploration not typically encompassed by the curriculum of regular classes. This year’s January Term offers students a wealth of exciting opportunities, from trips to special classes.

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