COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 60

October 1, 2002

ELEMENTARY / MIDDLE / SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Online Internship Program for students in grades 10-12

 

 

The Senate Clerks Office is offering Virginia students in grades 10-12 an opportunity to participate in the Senate of Virginias Online Internship Program. This program allows students to research issues that are or may come before Virginias State lawmakers. Students whose teachers have enrolled in the program may select a public policy issue that may be presented to the General Assembly. The student will research the topic and prepare a two-page research paper. The teacher will then e-mail the paper to the Virginia State Legislative Information Office. Senators and their legislative staff will have access to the papers.

 

Teachers with students wishing to enroll in the program should contact the Virginia Senate Legislative Information Office by e-mail at information@sov.state.va.us or call (804) 698-7410. The toll free number is (888) 892-6948. Confirmation of enrollment will be sent to the teachers via e-mail.

 

More information on the Senate of Virginias Online Internship Program is http://sov.state.va.us/intern.nsf.

 

For further information, please contact Colleen C. Bryant (mailto:cbryant@mail.vak12ed.edu), secondary history and social science specialist, at (804) 786-4640.