Society news and notes

Heitkamp offering state, D.C. internships

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., will offer fall and spring internships in her Washington, D.C., and state offices. Heitkamp is seeking motivated individuals who want experiential education in public service. The internship program is a hands-on learning experience, allowing interns to work side-by-side with Heitkamp’s Senate professional staff as they work on behalf of North Dakotans.

“There’s nothing more encouraging than seeing North Dakota’s young people engaged in the political process,” Heitkamp said in a press release. “Interns in my office have the chance to serve North Dakota, while also gaining real-world skills and witnessing government in action.”

Washington, D.C., interns work in the areas of legislation, press or scheduling and help ensure the smooth operation of her Capitol Hill office. In North Dakota, interns work alongside outreach staff and have the opportunity to learn about the constituent advocacy process firsthand. North Dakota internships are offered in the Bismarck, Fargo, Minot, Dickinson and Grand Forks offices.

Successful candidates will be those who demonstrate leadership, thoughtfulness, creativity, a strong attention to detail and a sense of public service. Preference will be given to students who are from North Dakota.

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Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Minot trooper wins inspection awards

Trooper Josh Anderson, based in the Minot office of the North Dakota Highway Patrol, placed second in two categories in a competition pitting the skills of 52 roadside inspectors across North America.

He got second place in both Standard Level I Inspection and in North American Standard Hazardous Materials/Transportation of Dangerous Good and Cargo Tank/Bulk packaging inspection.

“It was an honor and privilege just to compete among the best inspectors,” Anderson told The Minot Daily News.

He said that as the winner of a state competition, he is eligible to go on to nationals for two years. This was his second year and the second year he placed.

Flint McColgan