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Frank D. Lucas Washington, D.C. Congressional Fellowship Program

Washington, D.C. • Paid • Closes Feb. 23


BACKGROUND

Congressman Frank Lucas has represented Oklahoma's Third Congressional District since 1994.The Third District is one of the most culturally, socially, and ethnically diverse in the nation. It includes all portions of 32 counties and stretches from Oklahoma’s panhandle across to Osage County in Northeast Oklahoma and down to Jackson County in Southwest Oklahoma. The Third Congressional district takes up almost half the state's land mass.


Congressman Lucas is a fifth generation Oklahoman whose family has lived and farmed in western Oklahoma for over 100 years. He operates a farm and cattle ranch in Roger Mills County in far western Oklahoma, where he lives with his wife, Lynda. He graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1982 with a degree in Agricultural Economics. Lucas serves on three U.S. House committees. He is the Chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology and is a senior member of both the House Committee on Agriculture and the House Committee on Financial Services.


The Frank D. Lucas Washington, D.C. Congressional Program is designed to enable students from the Ferguson College of Agriculture to work in the United States House of Representatives on policy issues associated with Congressman Lucas’ committee responsibilities. The Fellow must be a junior or senior in the college. All Ferguson College of Agriculture majors are welcome to apply. The selected student will serve 10 weeks from May 28 - August 2. This is a paid internship with a stipend paid by the Lucas Office.


APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Students interested in applying for the Frank D. Lucas Washington, D.C. Congressional Program should complete the following:

A letter of interest for the fellowship

  • Resume

  • Provide a written response of not more than 500 words to the following:

  • The 118th Congress began work in January 2023 with the Oklahoma delegation serving on key committees to represent the interests of Oklahoma and it’s citizens. How do the committees that Congressman Lucas serves on stand to advance Oklahoma’s interests? How do the issues likely to come before one or more of these committees interest you?

  • Submit all application materials (letter, resume, and written response) to 136 Ag Hall before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 23. Candidates will be reviewed and selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.


The recipient will be required to attend and be recognized at the annual Ferguson College of Agriculture Awards Banquet on Thursday, April 4, 2024.



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