Sixteen UT Students Chosen to Intern with Tennessee State Legislature

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KNOXVILLE—Sixteen students from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, have been chosen to participate in this year’s Tennessee Legislative Intern Program.

The Tennessee Legislative Intern Program, established in 1972, provides opportunities for Tennessee college and university students to work and learn in a hands-on legislative environment. The program is open to juniors, seniors, and graduate students who are majoring in law, political science, history, administration, social work, economics, sociology, or journalism.

Each participant was selected on the basis of academic merit and demonstrated potential for professional growth.

The interns will assist legislators and tour such government facilities as the State Capitol, the Bicentennial Mall, the Riverbend maximum-security prison, and the Tennessee Supreme Court, while gaining experience through day-to-day legislative duties including bill analyses, constituent work, and research.

The legislative interns are:

  • Vanderbilt Brabson IV, a senior from Knoxville, who is majoring in English rhetoric and writing and will assist House Clerk Joe McCord.
  • Suzanne Carr, a junior from Springfield, Tennessee, who is majoring in psychology and will assist Representatives Joe Armstrong and Harry Tindell.
  • Meagan Davis, a senior from Friendsville, Tennessee, who is majoring in psychology with a minor in political science and will be assisting Representative Bill Dunn.
  • Julianna Deyo, a junior from Kingsport, Tennessee, who is majoring in political science with a minor in business administration. She will assist Senator Randy McNally.
  • Greg Dowell, a senior from Carthage, Tennessee, who is a major in the communication studies honors program and seeking minors in political science and French. Dowell will assist Senator Rusty Crowe.
  • Benjamin Hadden, a senior from Franklin, Tennessee, who is majoring in political science with a minor in sociology. He will assist Senator Stacey Campfield and Representative Frank Niceley.
  • Matthew Herriman, a junior from Bolivar, Tennessee, who is majoring in political science and will be assisting Representatives Harry Brooks and Steve Hall.
  • Zach Jacob, a senior from Hendersonville, Tennessee, who is majoring in political science and will assist Representative Jim Cobb.
  • Michael Lawrence, a senior from Knoxville, who is majoring in political science. He will assist Senator Ken Yager.
  • Garrett Montague, a senior from Covington, Tennessee, who is majoring in public administration with a minor in economics. He will assist Senator Randy McNally and Representative Bill Dunn.
  • James Parker, a senior from Knoxville, who is majoring in political science with a concentration in public administration. He will assist Senator Mae Beavers.
  • Michael Robinson, a junior from Goodlettsville, Tennessee, who is majoring in political science and American studies. He will assist Speaker Emeritus Jimmy Naifeh.
  • Matthew Rudder, a senior from Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, who is majoring in political science with a concentration in public administration and will assist Senator Becky Massey and Representative Ryan Haynes.
  • Kyle Turner, a senior from Memphis, who is majoring in political science with a minor in history. He will assist Senator Bill Ketron.
  • Josh Warren, a junior from Greenbrier, Tennessee, who is majoring in political science and will be assisting the UT Office of State Relations.
  • Hannah Zeitlin, a junior from Franklin, Tennessee, who is majoring in history and political science with a minor in American studies. She will assist House Clerk Joe McCord.

C O N T A C T :

Amy Blakely (865-974-5034, ablakely@utk.edu)

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