Faculty podcast: D.C. Owl shares experience as congressional intern

Eric Barnard
Eric Barnard

KENNESAW, Ga. (Jun 18, 2020) — In the latest episode of the “Political Futures” podcast hosted by Kennesaw State professor Kerwin Swint, KSU student Eric Barnard discusses his inside look at how government operates while working as a congressional intern in Washington, D.C.

Barnard, a senior majoring in political science, earned the opportunity through the D.C. Owls internship program and received course credit along with the valuable experience. He interned in the office of U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), who in March became the White House chief of staff.

Swint, director of the School of Government and International Affairs at Kennesaw State, provides a non-partisan perspective on current events on “Political Futures.”


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