Four Santa Monica College students were selected as Dale Ride interns and will work in U.S. Senate and House of Representatives offices in Washington, D.C. this summer.
The selected interns are Anthony Allman, Hailey Gilmore, Mariana Horta-Cappelli, and Ethan Lacey, all from Los Angeles.
The internships are for eight weeks and students receive stipends to cover transportation, housing and other expenses while staying in Washington.
The Dale Ride Internship program is sponsored by the Dale Ride Family Fund, former college president Piedad Robertson, the SMC Foundation President’s Circle, the Stratton-Petit Foundation and the SMC Associates.
Allman, a political science major and Army veteran who served in Kuwait, will work for U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, of California.
Gilmore, an international economics major, will work for the House Committee on Government Reform and the American Council for Voluntary International Action.
Horta-Cappelli, a law and international relations major, will work for California Congresswoman Grace Napolitano, who chairs the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.
Lacey, a political science and computer animation major, will work for the House Committee on International Relations.
The Dale Ride program at Santa Monica College has sent more than 50 interns to offices at the White House, Congress, and other federal agencies.
The program was established in 1991 in memory of Santa Monica College educator and administrator Dale Ride.
Ride worked at the college for 33 years until his death in 1989 at the age of 67.