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Sage Showers

Cedarville Stories: A Capital Opportunity

by Clem Boyd, Communication Content Manager

Sage Showers, far right, stands with two of her fellow Cedarville students, Hannah Dunham and Jonny Gartner, in front of the Russell Senate Office Building.

Sage Showers has faced rejection. Last year, when she was seeking an internship in Washington, D.C., she heard a lot of 'Nos'. Undaunted, she kept going until she finally heard a 'Yes.' That one positive response has opened one door and perhaps many more doors yet to come.   

Showers is a junior political science major from Hammon, Oklahoma, who spent the fall participating in Cedarville's D.C. Semester, where students attend classes and participate in field-related internships. In the past, students have earned some high-profile postings, interning for the Department of Homeland Security, the White House, and the Secret Service.

When Showers finally landed that prized 'Yes,' she found herself interning in the office of U.S. Senator James Lankford from her home state. She talked with constituents, answered phones, and performed other helpful support duties.

But that was just the beginning. When the senator’s office staff assistant took a new job, Showers received a promotion! She served on the senator's staff for the remainder of the fall semester and is now in a great position to find a role in D.C. after graduation in 2023.

Throughout this whirlwind experience, Showers has kept her feet on the ground and her eyes on the Lord.

“A lot of the stress related to D.C. is the spiritual and mental battle," she shared with Cedarville public relations. "People both within government buildings and camping on the building lawns need the Gospel.  Living in the city with highly driven people pushed me to know what I'm about.”

To listen to more Cedarville Stories podcasts, click on the link below:

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More to the Story

Sage and her D.C. semester classmates were featured in a story about the restart of the program after it was paused in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,715 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is one of the largest private universities in Ohio, recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, including the Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and high student engagement ranking. For more information about the University, visit


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