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Student selected as Native American Congressional Intern by Udall Foundation


April 13, 2012

College of Law student Travis Lovett was one of 12 students from 12 tribes and universities selected as a 2012 Native American Congressional Intern by the Udall Foundation. Lovett will intern with the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs in the Majority Office for 10 weeks this summer in Washington, D.C.

The 12 students were selected by an independent review committee of nationally recognized Native educators and tribal policy leaders on the basis of academic achievement and demonstrated commitment to careers in tribal public policy. The program is intended to provide American Indians and Alaska Natives with an insider’s view of the federal government.

Lovett, a Cherokee Indian from Atlanta, is attending the College of Law with a Dean’s Recruitment Scholarship and the Kevin Kane Memorial Book Scholarship. He is active in the Indian Legal Program and the Native American Law Student’s Association. He maintains his heritage by traveling throughout Indian country competing in powwows and has earned the title of “World Champion Fancy Dancer.”