18 year-old Ohio State University student, Ryan Gertz has been selected as an intern with Councilman Don Bryant's office in Mansfield. Gertz who is from the Cleveland area, says interning is a great opportunity to learn more about local government and to get an idea of what politics is about.
Councilman Bryant said he selected Gertz because of his enthusiasm and determination to learn about government.
" I am a teacher and to see someone who wants to learn more about their government is very exciting to me. I started as an intern nearly 9-years ago and one of my legislative goals is to help train the next generation of young people to become leaders. We will need them soon enough" Bryant stated.
Gertz is participating in the first-ever Mansfield City Council Internship Program (CCIP). The program is geared to last 8-9 weeks and will provide interns with at least 12-18 hours of real-world experience in local government and exposure to legislative politics.
"This is actually Ryan's third week with me. He usually meets with me 2-hours each week. So far, Ryan has been to several meetings with me and has reviewed two big constituent cases I've been working on. He's already interacted with the Mayor, Law Director, Safety Service Director and most of the city department heads."
Gertz, a business/marketing major; says he's not yet clear on what career he's leaning on.
Whatever career he chooses, he's off to a good start.
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