Students Interning on Capitol Hill

DC InternsThis fall, two Prairie View A&M University students are interning in Washington D.C. Roman Zepeda, a senior Political Science major and a member of PVAMU’s NROTC program, is interning in Congressman Pete Olson’s office through the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (read more here). Samuel Parada, another senior Political Science major, is interning in Congressman Ruben Gallego’s office through the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute.

“Both internships are paid and highly selective,” said Associate Professor of Political Science, Dr. Nathan Mitchell. “We are so proud of the success of our students and hope they inspire excellence in others. Both men are some of the hardest working individuals I have ever worked with.”

In addition to Zepeda and Parada, four additional PVAMU students had internships in D.C.; theirs took place from June to August. Kirsten Budwine, a senior Political Science major, worked in Congressman Emanuel Cleaver’s office; Samuel Parada, a senior Political Science major, worked with the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials; Antonius Brown, a senior Business Administration major, interned with the Associated General Contractors; and Ervin Bryant, a senior History major, worked with the National Campus Leadership Council. To read more about their summer experience, visit