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Visclosky Announces Area Students Who Have Completed Internship Program 2014


Michael A. Peterson of Highland completes Visclosky internship
U.S. Congressman Peter J. Visclosky announced today that Highland resident Michael A. Peterson completed a summer internship at his Merrillville district office. Michael is entering his senior year at Valparaiso University.

Peterson is President of the Valparaiso University College Democrats, Vice-President of the Valparaiso University Model UN Club, and Vice-President of the Valparaiso University Red Cross Club. Peterson is also a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society and the Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society.

“Interning with Congressman Visclosky in both Washington, D.C., and the district office has been a truly enjoyable experience. I have learned about the legislative process and have gained a better understanding of the First Congressional District. It was a pleasure serving the citizens of the Northwest Indiana,” said Peterson.

“I appreciate Michael’s willingness to take on the responsibility of serving as an intern in my Congressional office.” Congressman Visclosky said. “Throughout his internship, Michael’s attitude and high standards were a strong asset to my office, and I know these attributes will serve him well in the future.”

Congressman Visclosky offers internships in his district and Washington, D.C., offices throughout the year. Intern applicants must be enrolled in high school or college, be eligible to receive school or service organization credit, and are encouraged to have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Visit http://visclosky.house.gov/serving-you/internships for more information.

Melissa A. Borom of Merrillville completes Visclosky internship
U.S. Congressman Peter J. Visclosky announced today that Merrillville resident Melissa A. Borom completed a summer internship at his Merrillville district office. Melissa is entering her second year at Valparaiso University Law School. Borom will graduate from Valparaiso Law School with the Class of 2016.

Borom’s favorite quote during her internship was: “If you intend on being a part of anything, you must first commit.”

“Working in Congressman Visclosky’s office has been an exuberant experience, and seeing the level of commitment that this office has shown is astonishing. It is great to know that Congressman Visclosky’s core purpose is serving the residents of the First Congressional District,” said Borom.

“I appreciate Melissa’s work in my Merrillville office this summer,” Congressman Visclosky said. “Melissa proved to be a valuable asset while working as a press intern, and I’m thankful that she had the willingness to serve in this capacity. Her dedication to helping others is commendable, and I hope that her experience in our office will serve her well in graduate school and beyond.”

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Congressman Visclosky offers internships in his district and Washington, D.C., offices throughout the year. Intern applicants must be enrolled in high school or college, be eligible to receive school or service organization credit, and are encouraged to have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Visit http://visclosky.house.gov/serving-you/internships for more information.

Alexander Wisniewski of Munster completes Visclosky internship
U.S. Congressman Peter J. Visclosky announced today that Munster resident Alexander (Alex) Wisniewski completed a summer internship at his Merrillville district office. Alex is entering his senior year at Munster High School.

Wisniewski is an active member of the Munster High School DECA, We the People, as well as the Speech and Debate Team. He plans on pursuing a degree in business in college and eventually a law degree.

“This internship has been more than a 9-5 job. This internship has taught me numerous life lessons. I am grateful for the opportunity to work in Congressman Visclosky’s office,” said Wisniewski.

“I appreciate Alex’s commitment to public service through his participation in my office’s internship program,” said Congressman Visclosky. “Alex proved to be a valuable asset in our day-to-day operations, and I wish him continued success in all of his future endeavors.”

Congressman Visclosky offers internships in his district and Washington, D.C., offices throughout the year. Intern applicants must be enrolled in high school or college, be eligible to receive school or service organization credit, and are encouraged to have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Visit http://visclosky.house.gov/serving-you/internships for more information.

Mona Sehgal of Valparaiso completes Visclosky internship
U.S. Congressman Peter J. Visclosky announced today that Valparaiso resident Mona Sehgal completed her third summer internship at his Merrillville district office. Mona is entering her senior year at Valparaiso High School.

Sehgal is the captain of the Valparaiso High School Congressional Debate team, a member of the Valparaiso High School DECA team, a media journalist for Ideas in Motion, a National Honor Society member, and a Model UN delegate. Upon graduation, Mona is considering majoring in finance and marketing, and then going on to receive a Masters of Business Administration. Mona would like to someday own a business or lead a nonprofit organization.

“This was my third summer working at the office, and I can genuinely say that I learned something new every day. This has been one of the most rewarding and eye-opening experiences I have had thus far. Through this internship, I have been submerged in an atmosphere of motivated and intelligent people, which has helped me solidify my career plan in the future.”

“Throughout her internship, Mona’s positive attitude and steadfast commitment to helping others proved to be an asset to my office. I know these attributes will serve her well in the future,” Congressman Pete Visclosky said.

Congressman Visclosky offers internships in his district and Washington, D.C., offices throughout the year. Intern applicants must be enrolled in high school or college, be eligible to receive school or service organization credit, and are encouraged to have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Visit http://visclosky.house.gov/serving-you/internships for more information.

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