COLLEGE STATION- Karoline Jordan, a 2010 graduate of San Saba High School who is an Agricultural Leadership, Education & Development major at Texas A&M University, recently began a spring 2013 internship in Washington, D.C. Karoline will spend the spring as an integral part of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture.
Karoline is one of fourteen students selected for a policy internship through the Agricultural and Natural Resources Policy (ANRP) Internship Program at Texas A&M University. Karoline’s duties include monitoring legislation, attending committee hearings and briefings, and preparing reports. Karoline is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ken and Kynda Jordan.
“This internship program plays an integral role at Texas A&M,II says Heather Wheeler, director of the ANRP Internship Program. IIIt gives agricultural students the opportunity to gain real world experience in a challenging and rewarding environment. The ANRP Internship Program is one of the few in the nation specifically geared toward transforming today’s agricultural students into tomorrow’s leaders.”
The program is in its 22nd year of sending students to Washington, D.C. to work in congressional offices and other agricultural organizations. Since its inception, more than 800 Aggies have worked in Washington, D.C. through the program. Each student receives course credit for their internship as well as a scholarship. Scholarships are provided by private donors and commodity organizations, such as the Texas Corn Producers Board, the Texas Grain & Feed Association, Blue Bell Creameries, Texas Farm Bureau, the South Texas Cotton and Grain Association, Farm Credit Bank of Texas, and Plains Cotton Growers, Inc. To learn more about Karoline and her experiences, visit the program’s website at agintern.tamu.edu.