WASHINGTON, D.C. – William Matney, son of Jim and Jill Matney from Moultrie, has just completed a six-week internship in Washington, D.C., with U.S. Rep. Austin Scott, R-Ga.
Matney is an economics major and a political science minor at the University of Georgia.
“Our internship program allows young constituents the opportunity to experience politics like never before. During their time in D.C., they work alongside staff to address constituent issues while gaining a deeper knowledge of the legislative process and key policy issues,” Scott said. “Students who intern with our office are an integral part of our team, and Will is certainly no exception. We thank him for his hard work and attentiveness to the people of Georgia’s Eighth District this summer, and we look forward to seeing his continued growth and success.”
“This internship has been an amazing opportunity,” Matney said. “It has allowed me to experience things I might not otherwise have, such as working side-by-side with the staff and gaining valuable work experience that will aid me after I graduate. While this internship has been an amazing opportunity, it has also been extremely humbling, since there is no greater honor than being able to serve the constituents of the Eighth District, as well as my hometown. I would recommend this internship for anyone with a strong desire for a career in politics and a drive to work.”
Scott offers internships to college-aged students and those who have recently graduated from college with an interest in the legislative process. Young constituents selected to be interns have the opportunity to gain a comprehensive view of the practices and procedures of a congressional office and how the legislative process works. In some cases, college students may be able to obtain academic credit.
Students interested in interning for Scott can visit austinscott.house.gov/services/internships for more information. Internships are available to students in all areas of study.