2 Maui seniors selected for Schatz internship program

Baldwin High School student Casey Sales-Salcedo of Kihei and Kamehameha Schools Maui student Mikayla Lau of Wailuku are among 15 high school students selected to participate in U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz’s Seniors Internship Program.

This year’s class represents eight public and seven private schools on the Big Island, Kauai, Maui and Oahu.

The Schatz Seniors internship program provides a hands-on opportunity to high school seniors interested in learning about the U.S. Senate. Students will work with Honolulu outreach staff and help to identify issues of interest in their schools and communities. They also attend and staff special events co-hosted by Schatz. As part of the program, all students must maintain at least a 2.0 grade-point average. Interns were selected based on their community involvement, diversity of interests and demonstrated leadership qualities, according to a news release.

Applications for next year’s Schatz Seniors Internship Program will be available at www.schatz.senate.gov in August. For more information, call Schatz’s Honolulu office at 523-2061.