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Josiah Griffin, a 2007 graduate of Summit High School and an agricultural leadership and development major at Texas A&M University, recently began a fall internship in Washington D.C. He will spend the fall as an integral part of the USDA Office of External and Intergovernmental Affairs.

Griffin is one of 15 students selected for a policy internship through the Agricultural and Natural Resources Policy (ANRP) Internship Program at Texas A&M University. His duties include monitoring legislation, attending committee hearings and briefings, and preparing reports. Griffin is the son of Joella Sexton of Mansfield.

“This internship program plays an integral role at Texas A&M,” says Heather Wheeler, director of the ANRP Internship Program. “It gives agricultural students the opportunity to gain real world experience in a challenging and rewarding environment. The ANRP Internship Program is one of the few in the nation specifically geared towards transforming today’s agricultural students into tomorrow’s leaders.”

The program is in its 22nd year of sending students to Washington D.C. to work in congressional offices and other agricultural organizations. Since its inception, more than 750 Aggies have worked in Washington D.C. through the program. Each student receives course credit for their internship as well as a scholarship. Scholarships are provided by private donors and commodity organizations, such as the Texas Corn Producers Board, the Texas Grain & Feed Association, Farm Credit Bank of Texas, and Plains Cotton Growers, Inc. To learn more about Josiah and his experiences, visit the program’s website at

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