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CAMP student to intern with Congressman
Contact: Lori Ann Prado, Intern 381-2741
Posted: 05/13/2009
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Miguel Cobos, sophomore international business major at The University of Texas-Pan American, and College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) student has been selected for a summer internship with Congressman Rubén Hinojosa's (TX-15) office in Washington, D.C. June 1-July 31.

Miguel Cobos, sophomore international business major and CAMP student, served as master of ceremony at the end of the year CAMP banquet May 7. Cobos will intern with Congressman Rubén Hinojosa's (TX-15) office in Washington, D.C. June 1-July 31.
"The internship gives migrant students the opportunity to see democracy in action. It motivates us to reach that level; it can show us how all the exploitation of migrant workers can be changed," Cobos said.

Cobos was accepted for the position in April and was one of 11 students nationwide competing for two internship positions at the Capitol. According to CAMP Associate Director Jaime Miranda, since 2006, the High School Equivalency Program (HEP) and CAMP Association invite CAMP program coordinators to recommend one student from each program annually to apply for a summer internship. Cobos's internship offers all expenses paid and a stipend of $2,000.

"I believe that his strong work ethic, his attitude toward life and his own struggles in life are some items that the committee used to select him as this year's recipient of the HEP/CAMP summer internship. UTPA has a large number of first-generation college bound students. Being a migrant and a first-generation student has given Miguel and others like him the ability to overcome many obstacles they and their families face on a daily basis," Miranda said.

CAMP assists migrant students in succeeding in their educational goals. Program students are encouraged to gain a higher education by attending educational field trips, academic advising, group counseling and career planning sessions. For more information on CAMP and its application process, visit the program's Web site at www.utpa.edu/camp or contact Miranda at 956/318-5335.

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