Coon Rapids resident Ashley Lind spent this past spring interning in the district office of Third District Congressman Erik Paulsen.
Lind, daughter of Galiena and Jeff Lind of Coon Rapids, attended Coon Rapids High School. She is currently a senior at Hamline University, St. Paul, where she is studying political science and legal studies.
“Working in Congressman Paulsen’s office has given me a wonderful opportunity to work hands on with the public and the concerns of others,” said Lind.
“It was amazing to see how devoted everyone in the office is to helping others. This was an incredible experience and I have learned so much in my time spent here.”
Interning for elected officials is a great way to learn more about public service and Lind was a great addition to the staff helping serve constituents. according to Paulsen.
Paulsen’s office offers internships during the spring and fall semesters for college students, as well as in the summer in his Eden Prairie and Washington, D.C., offices.
Paulsen’s district includes all of Coon Rapids.