Simpson University Graduate Completes White House Internship

For Immediate Release
03.15.2007


REDDING, Calif. - Matt Schreiner, a 2006 Simpson University graduate, recently completed a White House internship with Vice President Dick Cheney. Schreiner was among eight interns chosen to work with Cheney during a three-month internship that concluded in December.

Schreiner's internship was in the Advance Office division where his responsibilities included preparing personal documents, coordinating with the Secret Service to arrange travel, attending events, and general office duties.

Schreiner headed to Washington, D.C., following his graduation from Simpson University where he earned a bachelor's degree in business.  He believes his involvement in Simpson's extra-curricular activities, such as baseball and student government, played a significant role in his being chosen as an intern.

After completing an extensive application process which included interviews, essays, and an FBI background check, Schreiner didn't waste any time contacting his professors from Simpson University with the good news that he was selected.

Simpson University business professor Wally Quirk said, "I was not surprised to hear that Matt successfully completed the Cheney interview process. I am very pleased to have been a part of Matthew's education and hope other business majors continue in his steps."

In addition to the duties he performed each day, Schreiner had the rare opportunity to have personal conversations with Cheney and to attend a Christmas party at the Cheneys' residence.

"Vice President Cheney was very friendly and appreciative of his interns, "Schreiner said. "This opportunity has provided me with a strong foundation for the next steps I take."

Schreiner is now working as an intern for U.S. Rep. Barbara Cubin, R-Wyoming, until the end of May. He has applied to law schools in Washington, D.C., and California and plans to begin in the fall.

Simpson University, located at 2211 College View Drive in Redding, is a Christian liberal arts university offering undergraduate, graduate and teaching credential programs. Simpson's academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults in the north state. For more information about the university, or to arrange a personalized visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit simpsonu.edu.

 

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