Lingleville High School Graduate Chosen to Intern in Washington, D.C.

COLLEGE STATION – Nicole Koke, a 2019 graduate of Lingleville-High School and a - Business Management Consulting major at Texas A&M University, recently began a spring 2021 internship in Washington, D.C. Nicole will spend the spring as an integral part of the Office of Congressman August Pfluger.

Nicole is one of 14 students selected for a policy internship through the Public Policy Internship Program (PPIP) at Texas A&M University. Her duties may be preparing reports, working on special projects, monitoring legislation, and attending hearings and briefings. Nicole is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Johan & Sonya Koke.

“The Public Policy Internship Program is one of few in the nation specifically geared toward transforming today's students into tomorrow's leaders,” said Stephanie Webb, director of PPIP. “Through this opportunity, students use what they have learned in the classroom in a professional work setting. Not only will this D.C. experience be attractive to future employers, but our students are also providing valuable assistance to the offices in which they intern.”

Through PPTP, undergraduate and graduate students actively participate in the policy process at the state, national or international level. Since its inception in 1999, more than 1,000 Aggies have interned through the Public Policy Internship Program. The program is offered year-round, allowing students to participate in the fall, spring or summer while also earing academic credit. Students who intern in Washington, D.C., Austin, Texas or various Europe locations walk away with a better understanding of their individual strengths and professional goals. To learn more about Nicole and her experiences, please visit the program's website at ppip.tamu.edu.