Zwicker Summer Interns Complete More Than 1,400 Hours of Volunteer Service


Assemblyman Zwicker with High School and College Interns

(SKILLMAN) — September 6, [AZ1] 2016 —the Office of Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker (Hunterdon/Mercer/Middlesex/Monmouth) enabled 20 high school and college students to participate in constituent service and local community outreach activities this summer while also providing them with the opportunity to earn college credits and community service hours. They each had the opportunity to witness the legislative process, tour the state capital, and attend Assembly voting sessions and hearings. The program allowed students to work closely with constituents, sharpen their research and writing skills and learn a multitude of office skills.

“This was an invaluable opportunity for our summer interns,” said Zwicker. “Our internship program is more like an apprenticeship. Students participated in all of the activities of my office while getting an up close and personal perspective on how we develop and implement legislation that affect all of us.” 

“A highlight of my summer was getting to hear policy ideas from each intern,” said Zwicker. “It is important to listen to the young people in our communities.”


The list of interns that participated in the 2016 summer program: 

Anna Hiltner, Princeton, NJ (Princeton High School)

Charlie Biondi, Skillman, NJ (Montgomery High School)

Christian Giles, Princeton, NJ (Quinnipiac University)

Efil Celek, Montgomery, NJ   (American University)

Jack Wagner, Montgomery, NJ (Montgomery High School)

James Li, Monmouth Junction, NJ (South Brunswick High School)

Joann Sirimis Szela, Hillsborough, NJ (volunteer)

Julien Rosenbloom, High Bridge, NJ (Voorhees High School)

Mia Thompson, Stockton, NJ (Hofstra University)

Patrick Peralta, Monmouth Junction, NJ (South Brunswick High School)

Philip Trevesian, Princeton, NJ (University of St Andrews)

Pritom Dutta. Flemington, NJ (Hunterdon Central Regional High School)

Rachel Griffin, Flemington, NJ (Hunterdon Central Regional High School)

Rachel Newstadt, Readington            , NJ (Macalester College)

Ronak  Rijhwani, Montgomery, NJ (Montgomery High School)

Sid Shankar, Hillsborough, NJ (Somerset Vocational and Technical High School)

Simran Khanna, South Brunswick, NJ (University of Maryland)

Tyler Sanders, South Brunswick, NJ (American University)

William Huang, Montgomery, NJ (Montgomery High School)

Zoe Bloomfield, Montgomery, NJ (Montgomery High School)