FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 7, 2017
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – An Ohio 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.
Abby Brinkman, a native of Troy, Ohio, 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.
Brinkman is studying middle childhood education, political science and history at Shawnee State University and is set to graduate with honors in May 2018. She is active in several campus activities, including varsity sports and student government, and has served as president of both the Student Government Association and the Shawnee State College Republican Club. She has logged more than 3,000 community service hours in the past three years, and has campaigned throughout Ohio for many Republican candidates. Brinkman plans to pursue a law degree and to eventually seek public office.
“I am looking forward to supporting a group of Republican women whose values align with my own,” Brinkman says. “I hope to continue to expand and grow in my political knowledge and networks. I think working with such an organization will allow me to further develop the skills to campaign as well as support a candidate. Since I have goals of becoming a lawyer and an elected public official, this role will give me a foundation that will help set me in my way. I am extremely grateful to have the opportunity.”
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.