WASHINGTON, DC U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) today announced that his office is accepting internship applications for the 2006 fall semester. College and graduate students are welcome to apply for paid internships in the Rhode Island or Washington, DC offices. These internships provide students with valuable work experience and educational opportunities, said Reed. Students participate in the day to day running of a Senate office and get a firsthand look at how the federal government works. Interns learn about the workings of a Senate office by participating in a combination of legislative and administrative work. In the Rhode Island offices, interns help the staff with constituent assistance, policy research, and special projects. Washington interns help research legislative issues, give tours of the U.S. Capitol, attend committee hearings, and provide administrative support to Senator Reed and his staff. Full-time and part-time internships are available in both the Rhode Island and Washington, DC offices. The application deadline is September 15, 2006. Interested students can obtain an application by visiting Senator Reeds website: http://reed.senate.gov. Early application is encouraged.