Sylvester native, West Point cadet completes internship in Washington D.C.

Sylvester native, West Point cadet completes internship in Washington D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WALB) - Austin Griffin, son of Misty and Jerry Griffin from Sylvester, has just completed a three week internship in Washington, D.C. with U.S. Representative Austin Scott, who represents the Eight Congressional District, in SW Georgia.

Griffin is a Law and Legal Studies major at the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.

"Our internship program provides college students or recent graduates an opportunity to learn more about the legislative process while gaining valuable work experience. It allows them to experience how our federal government works firsthand," said Rep. Scott, of Tifton. "I thank Austin for his hard work these past few weeks, and I wish him the best and thank him for his service to our great country."

"I'm grateful for the opportunity to personally experience and participate in the daily operations of the Federal Government. I gained valuable knowledge regarding how Congress operates and how it impacts me as a future 2nd Lieutenant. Experiencing our nation's capital for the first time was also a surreal experience," said Griffin.

Congressman Scott offers internships to college-aged students, and those who have recently graduated from college with an interest in the legislative process. Young constituents selected to be interns have the opportunity to gain a comprehensive view of the practices and procedures of a Congressional office and how the legislative process works. In some cases, college students may be able to obtain academic credit.

Students interested in interning for Congressman Scott can CLICK HERE for more information. Internships in Congressman Scott's offices are available to students in all areas of study.

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