N.H. Executive Council Internship Celebration

January 5th, 2007 by Adam

More than 30 years ago, District One Executive Councilor Raymond Burton
chose Plymouth State College student Scott Pollock to become his first-ever student intern. Burton’s intern program started a decades-long legacy that has not only enriched the interns’ professional development; it has provided his constituents with superior service.

Since then, Plymouth State University has provided the program with several dozen interns who serve as constituent service liaisons, while earning academic credit. Currently, PSU senior Jeremy Foskitt of Auburn, N.H., is Burton’s 125th intern.

Burton, a PSU alum, recently served as host of a well-attended reception in Concord that celebrated the program. Those attending included lawmakers from around the Granite State, former interns and representatives for presidential candidates. The reception featured PSU President Dr. Sara Jayne Steen as guest speaker, who is a strong supporter of the program.

“The opportunity that Councilor Burton offers these students is invaluable,” said Steen.
“These students have the opportunity to discover first-hand the true rewards of public service.”

Councilor Burton said he appreciated the resources the University provides the region, and the school’s commitment to participating in the internship program.

“Jeremy is just the latest in a long line of great interns from PSU,” said Burton.

“This is a culmination for me as a political science major, to be able to apply my lessons learned in a way that helps people is very rewarding,” said Foskitt, who also serves as student trustee for the University System of New Hampshire.

For more information, contact PSU Media Relations Mgr. Bruce Lyndes, 603-535-2775 or blyndes@plymouth.edu