Democrat state Rep. Carol Sente of Vernon Hills is encouraging local students to apply for her Summer Legislative Internship Program, which provides firsthand experience with state government and constituent service. Interns work in her full-time constituent service office at the Laschen Community Center, 294 Evergreen Drive, Vernon Hills. Responsibilities include researching and writing about legislation, learning about local and state issues, assisting with community outreach projects and events, and developing a detailed understanding of office communications and operations. The internship lasts from June through August, is unpaid, and offers flexible work hours. Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to or a paper version to the office.