FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 4, 2018
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – An Indiana student has been selected to participate in a summer internship program with the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW), one of largest women's political organizations in the nation.
Lucy Powers of Bloomington, Ind., has been awarded the Dorothy Andrews Kabis Memorial Internship, which gives young women the opportunity to spend part of the summer at NFRW headquarters in Alexandria, Va.
“We are delighted to welcome Lucy to our national headquarters this summer,” NFRW President Jody Rushton said. “She is a bright young woman with an impressive set of skills, interests and experience. Our goal is to ensure that her summer internship is beneficial to her as she prepares to complete her studies in the coming year.”
Powers is an honor student at Indiana University. She will graduate next May with degrees in public and nonprofit management, business and Spanish. As a finance and travel intern for the White House Management Office last year, her duties included helping develop the Fiscal Year 2018 White House financial planning infrastructure, prepare weekly financial management reports, and manage the procurement of office supplies for the White House complex. In addition, Powers has served as an intern for Todd Young for Senate, a tour guide for Indiana University’s admissions office, member-at-large for the Independent Council for Women, and a peer tutor for the Kelley School of Business.
“I am so excited to begin my internship with the NFRW,” Powers said. “It is a privilege to work with an organization that does so much to empower women in politics. The fact that Americans are able to participate in our democracy is a right that not everyone is afforded, and for that reason I am passionate about encouraging others, especially women, to engage in our political system.”
Awarded annually, the Kabis internship is named for the former president of the NFRW who was later appointed U.S. treasurer by President Richard Nixon. Read more about this internship.
Founded in 1938, the National Federation of Republican Women is the largest and most influential Republican women's group in the nation, proudly representing the party that first made it possible for women to vote in the U.S. The NFRW works to increase the effectiveness and relevance of women in the cause of good government. Our mission remains to recruit and elect Republican candidates, promote the principles of the Republican Party, educate the public, and inform the media.