However Euan is the eldest son of Prime Minister Tony Blair and he was offered an internship in United States...in Washington D.C... with the Republican Party.
The 21-year-old Euan accepted the internship offer by a republican controlled House Rules Committee, although Downing Street said their is no conflict of interest, and that diplomats from the United Kingdom helped to secure the deal. The White House would not comment.
Neither Blair is a citizen of the United States. "I thought public service interns had to be citizens," said Geoff Williams via phone interview from Atlanta, GA.
Williams said he went through a lengthy internship application process, which included letter writing campaigns from university officials, and community leaders from his hometown. "You have to have many people pull strings for you. I guess his [Euan's] dad knew the right ones to pull in the White House."
Williams was not chosen for a current internship, but he said the possibility is open again in the fall of 2005. Williams' GPA is 4.0 and he expects to graduate in December 2005 with a bachelor's degree in political science and urban development
Blair graduated from Bristol University with a degree in ancient history. Blair's GPA was not provided. He'll spend the following three months working for the Republican staff of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Not a glamorous job, said Downing Street, and according to internship duties listed in Blair's job description, all candidates will prepare files, assist senior staff, sort mail, and prepare folders. The internship is unpaid.
It is rumored in the press that Congressman David Drier (R-Calif.,) who is chair of the House Rules Committee, would mentor Blair.
"I thought my greatest competition would be from the opposite sex," said Williams, "I didn't think we'd be competing with foreigners too."
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