ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University student Wyatt Warkenthien has been accepted as an intern with S.D. Sen. Tim Johnson’s Senate Banking Committee in Washington, D.C.
Warkenthien is the son of Kerry and Paula Warkenthien of Willow Lake, and is a graduate of Willow Lake High School. He is a sophomore at NSU, where he is pursuing a degree in professional accountancy and banking and financial services, with a minor in economics.
On campus, Warkenthien is involved with several student activities and organizations. Included in these is NSU's honors program, where he serves as Honors Club treasurer. This year he was also able to take part in Northern’s newly formed honors ambassador program. He also is School of Business senator for Northern’s Student Association.
Warkenthien, one of many candidates applying for the internship, was selected by the Senate Banking Committee after a careful review of his resume.
His favorite part about the internship has been learning the legislative process for drafting bills and bringing them before Congress. “There is always something to do, from touring the Capitol to going to the Smithsonian,” he said of life in Washington, D.C.
Warkenthien’s internship began in September and will end Dec. 18.