Sofia Grimsgard of Valpariso Completes Visclosky Internship

Visclosky-and-Sofia-GrimsgardU.S. Congressman Peter J. Visclosky announced today that Valparaiso resident Sofia Grimsgard completed a summer internship at his Merrillville district office. Sofia is entering her junior year at Valparaiso High School.

Grimsgard is an active member of the Valparaiso High School Student Council, French and Spanish Clubs, as well as the Speech and Debate Team. She plans on pursuing a degree in political science and/or communications in college.

“Congressman Visclosky defines the term hardworking, so interning for him during this summer has been an absolute pleasure,” said Grimsgard. “Also, working with the casework staff to serve the constituents of the First Congressional District has been an amazing experience.”

“I appreciate Sofia’s commitment to public service through her participation in my office’s internship program,” said Congressman Visclosky. “Sofia proved to be a valuable asset in our day to day operation and I’m thankful that at her young age she had the willingness to serve in this capacity. I wish her continued success in all of her future endeavors and I am confident that she will be successful in her academic and professional pursuits.”

Congressman Visclosky offers internships in his district and Washington, D.C. offices throughout the year. Intern applicants must be enrolled in high school or college, be eligible to receive school or service organization credit, and are encouraged to have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Visit