Shrewsbury/Westborough – State Representative Hannah E. Kane (R-Shrewsbury) announced the addition of several Shrewsbury and Westborough residents as interns in her office at the State House this summer. Kane will be joined by lifelong Shrewsbury natives Martin Davis and Jack Durkin, as well as longtime Westborough residents Aarthi Gopalan, Kiley Fitzgerald and Amy Tournas.
A 2017 graduate of Shrewsbury High School, Davis is a rising sophomore at Loyola University Maryland, studying political science and economics. He is a member of student government, the Student Leadership Corps and the men’s club soccer team, and also volunteers with Soccer Without Borders.
Durkin is a rising senior at Saint John’s High School and serves as vice president of Saint John’s Model United Nations and is one of two representatives from Saint John’s to Congressman McGovern’s Congressional Youth Council. A member of the Varsity Tennis Team, Durkin is also an officer of the National Honor Society.
A rising senior at AMSA Charter School in Marlborough, Westborough’s Aarthi Gopalan is the treasurer of AMSA’s UNICEF Chapter as well as the Speech and Debate Team. A member of the National Honor Society, he is also a two time qualifier for the Catholic Forensics League’s National Tournament.
Kiley Fitzgerald is a 2016 graduate of Westborough High School and rising junior at Indiana University – Bloomington, majoring in law and public policy. She is actively involved in IU Student Association, acts as an executive judge for Women in Government and volunteers for IU Dance Marathon.
A rising senior at Colby College, Amy Tournas is a global studies and government double major. She actively participates in the Government Student Advisory Board and is a member of the Waterville Public Schools Mentoring Program as well as the Colby College student newspaper.
Each summer, Representative Kane offers accomplished and engaged young leaders of the 11th Worcester District an internship on Beacon Hill. Each intern has the opportunity to attend the House of Representatives Intern Speaker Series, which provides interns with unique exposure to state government’s processes and various stakeholders. The interns research and analyze future legislation of interest as well as attend numerous briefings on policy issues and current events on behalf of the office. In addition, interns compile and summarize updates on local and regional areas of interest and news developments.
“It is my privilege to welcome this impressive and passionate group of interns from Shrewsbury and Westborough,” Kane said. “Our summer internship program is a meaningful way to engage with our community’s young leaders. Martin, Jack, Aarthi, Kiley and Amy offer unique skill-sets and are wonderful additions to the office. I look forward to witnessing the future accomplishments of this civic-minded and talented group.”
Summer interns serve until the conclusion of session and until summer recess begins. Kane welcomes a limited number of high-school upperclassmen and college student interns each summer. Those interested in learning more about an internship should contact Representative Kane’s office at 617-722-2430.