Antonia Sohns of Darien, a student at Oxford University in England, has been named an White House intern for the Fall 2012 session.
She was listed in this news release released Wednesday announcing the fall interns:
"The White House Internship Program announced today the participants for the Fall 2012 session. The mission of the program is to make the White House accessible to future leaders around the nation and to prepare those devoted to public service for future leadership opportunities.
"A White House Internship provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills.
"Interns work in one of several White House departments, including the Domestic Policy Council, the National Economic Council, the Office of Cabinet Affairs, the Office of Chief of Staff, the Office of Communications, the Office of Digital Strategy, the Office of the First Lady, the Office of Legislative Affairs, the Office of Management and Administration, the Office of Presidential Correspondence, the Office of Presidential Personnel, the Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs, the Office of Scheduling and Advance, the Office of the Vice President, the Office of the White House Counsel, and the Office of White House Fellows.
Additional information about the White House Internship Program is available at the internship Web page on the White House website.
Two other college students from Connecticut were named to the program this fall:
- Jonathan Laxmi of Greenwich, a student at New York University
- Thaisz, Melissa Thaisz of New Milford, a student at Lewis and Clark Law School in Oregon
Editor's note: This article originally was published Wednesday evening. The time stamp has been changed for layout purposes on the Home page of Darien Patch.