New Zealand Business and Parliament Trust prizewinners

Two students from the Parliamentary Internship Programme received their prizes from the Speaker, the Rt Hon David Carter at Parliament last month.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt Hon David Carter, presented prizes to two interns, Emma Burge and Holly Blackler, from POLS 428: Directed Individual Study: Parliamentary Internship last month.Holly Blackler with Speaker, Rt Hon David Carter

The New Zealand Business and Parliament Trust is an organisation based in Parliament working to promote improved community understanding of parliamentary processes and the role of Members of Parliament.These prizes, established in 2010, support postgraduate research into the role of Parliament in governance, the policy process and the wider community. They are awarded to the research essays on the topic judged to be the most worthy.Emma Burge with the Speaker, Rt Hon David Carter

POLS 428 has run for 18 consecutive years. Students enrolled in the course work part-time at Parliament where they are attached to an MP's office, providing assistance with a variety of tasks including speech-writing, policy analysis, research and correspondence with constituents.