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Junior Geospatial Analysis and Intelligence Major Peter Meharg Selected as DSU’s 2020 Congressional Fellow

By November 20, 2019Career Services, GIT, Students

Peter Meharg has been selected as Delta State University’s 2020 Congressional Fellow. He will intern with Sen. Roger Wicker’s office while living in Washington, D.C. this spring semester.

He is a junior pursuing a bachelor of applied science in geospatial analysis and intelligence. Meharg is a native of Benbrook, Texas. He attended Premier High School of Fort Worth where he was a swimmer. After graduation, he was recruited to Delta State as a member of the men’s swim team. Meharg gives back to the community by volunteering regularly at the Cleveland-Bolivar County Animal Shelter.

Through this internship, he hopes to learn more about how the government operates and what really happens behinds the scenes of legislation. He hopes that exposure to the intelligence side of the geospatial information systems sector will prove to be a valuable tool in helping him decide a more direct path within his career.

Delta State, in collaboration with the Delta Council and Staplcotn, annually sponsors the Delta State Congressional Fellows Program. This program offers a unique educational opportunity for one outstanding student to gain direct knowledge of the systems of Congress while developing knowledge of public policy issues that directly affect the Delta region. Each year, a fellow is selected to serve during the spring semester as an intern in the office of a Mississippi senator in Washington, D.C.

Delta State Congressional Fellows work with the staff to help provide constituent services, track legislation, and develop knowledge of policy concerns. By working on a broad range of legislative issues considered by congressional committees and federal agencies, fellows are directly involved with the legislative process and national decision-making.