USD Political Science Students to Intern at SD and US Capitols and Law Firm

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VERMILLION, S.D. — Several University of South Dakota political science students have secured Spring 2016 internships in Pierre, South Dakota, and Washington.

USD’s Farber Fund provides financial support for all eligible undergraduates who major in political science and land an internship. Besides state and U.S. capitols, students in the past also have worked at Parliament in London.

Students, their hometowns and where they will serve internships for academic credit next semester:

U.S. Sen. John Thune's office in Washington:

  • Shukri Jama, South Sioux City, Nebraska

U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds’ office in Washington:

  • Jordan Hanson, Watertown, South Dakota
  • Josh Jorgensen, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

South Dakota Legislature in Pierre, South Dakota:

  • Chesney Garnos, Wall, South Dakota
  • Emily Wall, Chamberlain, South Dakota
  • Stephen Gemar, Mobridge, South Dakota
  • Thayme Watson, Brookings, South Dakota
  • Catie Dougherty, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Cole Morgan, Mitchell, South Dakota

Tieszen Law Office in Pierre, South Dakota:

  • Casey Matthiesen, Jasper, Minnesota
  • Dan Long, Lake Preston, South Dakota


USD's College of Arts & Sciences offers students a top-notch undergraduate liberal arts education in the humanities, social sciences and sciences as well as graduate programs that have earned USD distinction as a research university by the Carnegie Foundation. The college's more than 22,000 alumni include famous journalists, Hollywood screenwriters, novelists, a Nobel Prize winner, South Dakota governors, attorneys, physicians, justices of the state Supreme Court, distinguished university faculty and international humanitarians.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 205 undergraduate and 73 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 17:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 17 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Michael Ewald
USD News