Daily Archives: Sept. 23, 2009

Congressman Todd Tiahrt’s office is accepting internship applications

Students interested in experiencing national politics first-hand can apply for an internship with Congressman Todd Tiahrt’s office.

The Goddard Republican’s office is accepting applications for positions in both his Washington D.C. and Wichita offices.

Application forms are available on Tiahrt’s website and is more information on the program.

The site describes the internships as “an excellent way to experience and gain knowledge of the legislative-making process. Internships are available in both the Wichita and Washington offices.”

Tiahrt, who represents the 4th Congressional District, is running for for the U.S. Senate seat which Sam Brownback in vacating. Brownback is running for Kansas governor. Tiahrt is running against 1st Congressional District Rep. Jerry Moran for the Republican Senate nomination.

Wichita’s mayor protests USA Today airports article

BrewerThis just in from city hall’s communication office:

“Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer has joined with mayors in Arizona and Iowa in a joint letter of protest over a USA Today article published last week regarding federal funding of airports. The letter, shown below, was issued by the Alliance for Aviation Across American. It notes several major facts that were ignored by the author of the article in the national newspaper.”

The USA Today story has an interactive map that shows Wichita’s Mid-Continent Airport had 60 grants worth $131,054,559 in 28 years. The grants, the report says, come mostly from taxes on airline tickets.

Follow the jump to a letter Brewer signed to the newspaper:

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U.S. Rep. Jerry Moran is accepting internship applications

Kansas students may apply for congressional internships in U.S. Rep. Jerry Moran’s Washington D.C. office.

The Republican congressman’s office announced Wednesday that the application process for the spring 2010 term was open.

“My own interest in public service was sparked by a congressional internship in 1974,” Moran said in the written announcement. “As an intern, I was able to see firsthand how a congressional office operates and observe the legislative process.”

Moran represents the 1st Congressional District and is running for the U.S. Senate seat which Republican Sam Brownback is vacating to run for Kansas Governor in 2010. Moran is running against 4th Congressional Dist. Rep. Todd Tiahrt, R-Goddard, for the Republican Senate nomination.

Applications for the spring are due by Friday, October 16, 2009. Intern responsibilities include assisting Moran and his staff with legislative and administrative projects. The spring internship session begins in January and ends in May.

To apply for an internship, students should submit a completed application form, cover letter, résumé, college transcript and three letters of reference. The cover letter should explain the student’s interest in public service and the goals the student hopes to achieve by participating.

Application forms can be obtained under the “Services” section of Moran’s Web site. In order to ensure timely receipt of the application, students are encouraged to fax their applications to (202) 225-5124. If students are unable to fax their applications, they may mail them to Moran’s Hutchinson office, Attn: Intern Coordinator, P.O. Box 1128, Hutchinson, KS 67504. Students may call (202) 225-2715 with questions or to obtain more information.