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Schatz creates internship program

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 11:09 a.m. HST, Aug 17, 2013

U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz is looking for Hawaii high school seniors for an internship program.

The senator announced his internship program Thursday, calling it "Schatz Seniors."

Interns will work in Hawaii and should miss little class time. Activities will involve working with outreach staff on community visits with the senator.

Public, private, charter and home school students from across the islands may apply. Schatz will select 15 interns.

He says he hopes the program provides hands-on learning about the U.S. Senate. He also hopes to encourage students to be leaders and advocates in their schools and communities.

Students must have a grade point average of 2.0 or better and must have personal access to email.

Interns will be selected on factors including community involvement, life experiences and leadership.

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8082062424 wrote:
Great thing for our local kids. more so native Hawaiian kids
on August 17,2013 | 12:07PM
1local wrote:
another facet of the 'democrat breeding program' start them out with EBT / WIC / welfare first...
on August 18,2013 | 06:55AM
kiheilocal wrote:
Great opportunity.......good idea!
on August 17,2013 | 12:09PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
Free campaign help.
on August 17,2013 | 12:10PM
johndoe wrote:
Exactly. Why is it limited to just HS Seniors (who are almost or at voting age???). Why not open it up to sophomore or juniors? Besides they already have an internship program for the congressional seats, nothing new here.
on August 17,2013 | 01:34PM
noheawilli wrote:
What else can he do with our tax dollars?
on August 17,2013 | 12:55PM
tutulois wrote:
Great opportunity for some local young people.
on August 17,2013 | 01:02PM
samidunn wrote:
I thought Schatz was a intern?
on August 17,2013 | 02:19PM
Kawipoo wrote:
He has a few years before he can intern.
on August 17,2013 | 02:30PM
Bdpapa wrote:
2.0 average is a little weak. At that level, they should be focusing on their studies. Move it to 2.5, gives them a little more breathing room.
on August 17,2013 | 02:32PM
livinginhawaii wrote:
I was thinking the same thing. With the large number of seniors and only 15 spots he could easily raise it to like 3.0 and have a pool of thousands
on August 17,2013 | 04:33PM
honopic wrote:
Agree with both of you. 2.0 is a C average. Mediocre students will make mediocre interns, at best. Minimum should be 3.0 (B average) with consideration for juniors at 3.5 or higher. Those are the leaders of tomorrow. 2.0 and access to e-mail is setting the bar too low.
on August 17,2013 | 07:57PM
brusselsprouts wrote:
Neil Ambercrombie appointed this guy. Get real. Over developers turning Hawaii into the mainland city that their parents ran from. I'm really starting to look down on people who went to Ponahou. Its one of the worst high schools in Hawaii.
on August 17,2013 | 09:54PM
honopic wrote:
It's obvious that you didn't go to "one of the worst high schools in Hawaii" because you can't even spell it correctly. Not much of a case for your point of view! Hard to look down on people from the bottom, huh?
on August 18,2013 | 11:46AM
Ronin006 wrote:
What's the pay?
on August 18,2013 | 08:53AM
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