(NASHVILLE, TN), May 10, 2011 – A local University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) student, Tim Henshaw, was recently elected by his colleagues as Governor of the 2011 Intern Legislative Assembly. Each year, interns from the across the state compete for the top offices in mock legislative session, including the positions of Governor, Lt. Governor, and Speaker of the House.
Henshaw is an intern for State Senator Bo Watson (R-Chattanooga), and serves as an assistant to the Senate Government Operations Committee.
A graduate of David Brainerd Christian School, Henshaw will graduate from UTC in May 2012 with a degree in Political Science with a Legal Studies concentration. He is the son of Tracy and Audrey Henshaw, who also reside in Chattanooga.
The General Assembly has 100 legislative interns working in various committees, leadership offices and in other legislative roles during the 2011 session. Applicants for the Tennessee Legislative Internship Program must be enrolled as juniors, seniors, or graduate students in degree programs and have at least a B average. The interns are selected in a highly competitive process for the limited positions available.
The 107th General Assembly is expected to adjourn later this month.