Flinders interns get a front row seat at US democracy

Visitors to the US Capitol in Washington during January and February might just find their tour guide speaking with an Australian accent.

Taking constituents on tours is one of the myriad of duties being undertaken by Flinders University’s seven Washington interns, who are currently ensconced in political offices on Capitol Hill.

The Washington Internship Program has been run by the American Studies Department at Flinders since 2000, and this year sees the 89th Flinders student undertake the seven-week placement in the US capital. The present group includes Jesse Barker Gale, who was an intern three years ago, and now returns to further his PhD. Read more.

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