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Guam Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo made the announcement.
Vincent was selected to represent the University of Guam, and James was selected to represent the Guam Community College.
This is the first year GCC has participated in the program.
James Pangelinan was recommended to the Congresswoman by GCC President, Dr. Mary Okada, based on a faculty committee review. He is currently studying early childhood education. Vincent Reyes was recommended by UOG President, Dr. Robert Underwood. He is a senior studying psychology and will graduate in the spring of 2013. Vincent will be the fourth UOG intern to participate in Congresswoman Bordallo's UOG Internship Program. Past UOG interns include Alexandria Kerr, Nicole Cruz, and Amanda Shelton, who worked for Congresswoman Bordallo during the summers of 2009, 2010, and 2011 respectively.
The GCC and UOG Congressional internship programs were started by Congresswoman Bordallo as an opportunity for Guam’s college students to gain a better understanding of Congress and federal issues important to the local community. The selection process is a competitive application based on a candidate's intern project proposal and a faculty committee interview. James will develop a project on literacy rates among secondary school students, and Vincent will research issues related to the federal Medicare program.
As part of their internships, they will work in the Congresswoman's Guam District Office, where they will assist with constituent service and provide administrative support. In mid-July, they will travel to Washington, D.C. to work on Capitol Hill, conduct legislative research and learn more about Guam’s issues.
“James and Vincent are exceptional students who have demonstrated an interest in federal policy and programs,” said Congresswoman Bordallo. “I commend them for their academic achievements, and I look forward to their participation in our internship program. This internship program is a great opportunity for Guam's future leaders to learn more about Congress and federal issues facing our island. Past interns continue to be involved in public service, and I encourage our young adults to take an interest in public policy and community service."
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