A Southern Arkansas University endowment two decades in the making has its first recipient spending the summer in our nation's capital for a career-boosting internship.
Cody Burkham, a senior political science and history major from Hope, has been named the first recipient of the William C. Nolan Legislative Internship. He arrived in Washington, D.C. on May 5, and hit the ground running the following day at his internship with Rep. Rick Crawford from Arkansas' first congressional district.
Burkham's excitement resonated through his cell phone as he walked the streets of D.C. after a long day of working with Congressman Crawford. He said he gets to help with a lot of "administrative stuff," as one would expect from an intern, but that he has also helped Crawford by attending committee hearings and briefings. He said he has even had the opportunity to provide his boss with bill write-ups on proposed legislation that Crawford may be looking at to co-sponsor.