07.14.10

Matthew Hovsepian Serves as Student Intern in Rep. Schiff's Pasadena Office

Washington, DC – Out of dozens of students who applied, Glendale’s Matthew Hovsepian earned a spot in the Pasadena office of Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), serving as a student intern this summer.  Matthew is going into his third year at the University of California, Irvine, and is currently working toward a BA in Political Science and Criminology, Law and Society. 

“As a college student, I was an intern for Congressman George Miller (now one of my colleagues), where I first learned the value of internship experiences for elected officials, students and staff,” Rep. Schiff said. “I enjoy the opportunity to interact with bright young people like Matthew, and hope to provide him with as rewarding experience as I had with Congressman Miller.”

Several of Rep. Schiff’s current and former staff members were student interns either in his office or with other elected officials. Students interested in applying for fall or winter internships in Rep. Schiff’s office can obtain an application form by clicking here.

“Internships are a great way to get you feet wet and provide valuable hands-on experience to determine if a career in public service is the right choice,” Rep. Schiff said.

Matthew, who says he has always been interested in politics and the American political process, leveraged his passion for American politics to earn an internship with State Senator Carol Liu’s office last summer.  His positive experience at the state level with Senator Liu motivated him to strive for an internship at the Federal level with Rep. Schiff this summer.

“Although I just recently started my internship at Congressman Schiff’s office, working with his staff and assisting constituents has been an amazing experience that I will never forget,” Matthew said.  

“As one of the Congressman’s constituents, I believe his tenacity and knowledge of issues facing our district are both commendable and admirable,” Matthew continued. “Also, as an Armenian-American, I greatly appreciate Congressman Schiff’s continual support for the recognition of the Armenian Genocide, and support for Armenia, and Armenian-American issues.”

In addition to his academic endeavors, Matthew is involved in a pre-law fraternity and the UCI Law Forum Program, which allows students interested in law to take specific academic classes that improve debating, speaking, and logical and analytical skills.

Matthew’s future goals include pursuing a legal career and staying politically active.

To apply for an internship in the District Office, return completed application to:

Kathleen Miles, District Scheduler / Congressman Adam B. Schiff
87 N. Raymond Ave. #800 / Pasadena, CA 91103

FAX: (626) 304-0572 • For more information, call (626) 304-2727.

To apply for an internship in the Washington, D.C. office, return completed application to:

Patricia Higgins, Staff Assistant / Congressman Adam B. Schiff
2447 Rayburn House Office Bldg./ Washington, D.C. 20515

FAX: (202) 225-5828 • For more information, call (202) 225-4176.