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Washington Center selects two NEIU students to attend DNC, RNC

Monday, July 25, 2016

Two Northeastern Illinois University students were selected by The Washington Center to attend the 2016 national political conventions as part of its Internships and Academic Seminars program.

Available through Northeastern’s Student Leadership Development office, the opportunity is open to Student Government Association (SGA) members.

Emily Hosman, a senior majoring in Communication, Media and Theatre, attended the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland from July 18-21 as an intern for Fox News. Hosman serves in the SGA as the outgoing representative of the Illinois Board of Higher Education Student Advisory Committee (IBHE-SAC).

Anna Augustyn, a junior with a double major in Political Science and Global Studies, is attending the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia from July 25-28, and will greet and meet convention attendees among other duties. Augustyn will replace Hosman as IBHE-SAC in the SGA.

Hosman and Augustyn also attended classes at Temple University in Philadelphia and participated in preparations in the days before the conventions.

The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars provides students with transformational experiences that foster academic and professional achievement, leadership and civic engagement.