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Glencoe Student to Intern in Durbin’s Senate Office

Eli Greenspan will spend 18 weeks this spring interning for U.S. Senator Dick Durbin.

Glencoe resident Eli Greenspan will be interning for Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) this spring in D.C. gaining firsthand knowledge of the legislative process and learning about the inner-workings of federal government all while developing research skills. 

“Being an intern in Senator Durbin’s office has been an amazing experience,” Greenspan said in a press release. “You know you are part of something special when you spend your days actually working in a Senate office and walking around the hallways of the Capitol.” 

Greenspan, a senior in University of Maryland, is majoring in government and politics. 

“I hope to learn more about how this office operates on a daily basis, to help where I can and to find a position or field to work towards in the future,” Greenspan said. 

Durbin also started his career on Capitol Hill as a college intern 45 years ago. 

“I will never forget that day in February of 1966 when [Sen. Paul Douglas (D-IL)] agreed to hire me as an intern to work in his office,” Durbin said in a press release. “It was one of the most exciting things I had ever done; a student from East St. Louis, Illinois was going to work in the office of a U.S. Senator. I know what a valuable experience it can be and we strive to make sure all of our students get a glimpse into the workings of the United States Senate.” 

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