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US Sen. Schatz creates internship program

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HONOLULU (AP) - U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz is looking for Hawaii high school seniors for an internship program.

The senator announced his internship program Thursday, calling it "Schatz Seniors."

Interns will work in Hawaii and should miss little class time. Activities will involve working with outreach staff on community visits with the senator.

Public, private, charter and home school students from across the islands may apply. Schatz will select 15 interns.

He says he hopes the program provides hands-on learning about the U.S. Senate. He also hopes to encourage students to be leaders and advocates in their schools and communities.

Students must have a grade point average of 2.0 or better and must have personal access to email.

Interns will be selected on factors including community involvement, life experiences and leadership.

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