Cameron University student Brandon Jackiewicz, a junior from Lawton, has been designated as a Brad Henry International Scholar by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. Jackiewicz is among the third group of recipients selected for the $10,000 program award. He will spend the Fall 2009 semester in Great Britain as a research intern for the National Assembly for Wales located in Cardiff.
A criminal justice major, Jackiewicz is interested in pursuing a career in government service and possibly law. "This internship experience will provide me with an opportunity to have a firsthand look at another society's practices in law," he says. "It's also a great opportunity to view politics and government in a foreign country that has such strong and essential relations with the United States."
The Welsh Assembly is responsible for developing and implementing policy in regard to matters that affect its residents' daily lives through proposing and implementing Assembly Measures, or Welsh law. During his internship, Jackiewicz will classified as a research assistant and will be assigned to an Assembly Member; working with that elected representative and the support staff, he will be exposed to many aspects of Assembly business and will perform a variety of tasks. Past interns have helped write research reports, press releases, and speeches. Interns often handle Member schedules, correspondence and constituent relations.
Jackiewicz is the third CU student to be named a Brad Henry International Scholar. Previous scholars Kyle Bolton and Lauren Bennett participated in the international study program at Swansea University in Wales.
(above: Governor Brad Henry congratulates CU's Brandon Jackiewicz on his selection as a Brad Henry International Scholar. - photo courtesy of Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education)
September 10, 2009