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Service nominations, internships

WASHINGTON — The Office of U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) will accept Service Academy Nominations through 5 p.m. Oct. 13. High school students interested in attending the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, or U.S. Merchant Marine Academy should submit applications and other necessary documents.

Students interested in being considered for a nomination must submit an application, SAT/ACT scores, two essays, high school transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. Call 803-771-6112 for more information.

Scott also is accepting applications for congressional internships in his Washington, D.C., North Charleston, Columbia and Greenville offices for the fall of 2016. The intern program is open to undergraduate and graduate students who have strong interest in public service, government and press.

All internships are unpaid, but provide students valuable work experience and an opportunity to work with professionals in legislative, constituent services and press roles.

Internship hours are flexible to accommodate students’ course schedules, but can generally run 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Interested South Carolina students should contact the internship coordinator at internships@scott.senate.gov or 202-224-6121.

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