West Virginia college students interested in seeing firsthand how government works have until Oct. 20 to apply for the Frasure-Singleton Student Legislative Program.

The program, announced today (Sept. 23) by the West Virginia Legislature, provides an opportunity for students to observe the Legislature for one week during the next regular session, said Allan S. Hammock, West Virginia Universitys campus representative.

Students work on a one-to-one basis with lawmakers, added Hammock, a political science professor at WVU . Students in the program observe meetings, floor sessions and hearings.

Legislators are available to answer questions, explain strategies and discuss procedures. Scheduled activities include discussion sessions with members of the executive, judicial and legislative branches of state government, as well as lobbyists and the press.

The program is open to full-time sophomores, junior and seniors. Applicants need to have taken a course in government or political science. Housing, meals and transportation are provided for participating students while in Charleston.

Students interested in the program should contact Hammock in the Department of Political Science, 316 Woodburn Hall, for more information and applications for the program.

Frasure-Singleton Student Legislative Program is named for Carl Frasure, former WVU College of Arts and Sciences dean active in public service, and Julius Singleton, a WVU College of Law graduate who went on to serve in the Legislature.

More about the program on the Net:http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Educational/Internship/Frasure_Singleton/Frasure_Singleton.htm#