Jul 15 2019

Birmingham Native Completes Capitol Hill Internship

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today announced that Madison Clark of Birmingham, Alabama, has completed an internship this month in his Washington office.

During Clark’s time in Senator Shelby’s Capitol Hill office, she carried out a multitude of congressional tasks.  Clark researched pertinent information for legislative staffers on topics ranging from NASA and national defense to health care and medical research funding.  Additionally, she led constituent tours of the U.S. Capitol, as well as served the citizens of Alabama by assisting with various requests.

“Madison Clark was a huge help to my office and the people of Alabama during her time as an intern here in Washington,” said Senator Shelby. “Participating in the Congressional Internship Program gives students interested in government and public service a unique opportunity to experience the day-to-day workings of Capitol Hill while learning about our nation’s legislative process.  I am grateful for Madison’s hard work and know she has a bright future ahead of her.”   

Clark, the daughter of Laura Clark of Birmingham, Alabama, plans to attend nursing school at the University of Alabama in Birmingham in the fall of 2019 and complete her degree in health care administration.  Prior to her acceptance into nursing school, she attended the University of Alabama for her freshman and sophomore years, while serving her peers and the University in many capacities across the city of Tuscaloosa.  Following graduation, Clark hopes to combine her passion for politics, health care, and international missions in her future career.

“Serving as an intern for Senator Shelby has been an honor and privilege that I will always cherish,” said Madison Clark.  “I’ve learned through my experience that serving others by listening and respecting their ideas and values is the first step to bringing positive change to our society.  Having the opportunity to serve in this way has motivated me to continue the efforts that leaders of our government strive to do every day.  Working alongside other interns and staffers that are brilliant as well as hard working has been an unrivaled experience, and I know that I will forever be inspired.  Senator Shelby and his dedicated staff define and embody what government service means to our country and the great state of Alabama.”

Senator Shelby’s Congressional Internship Program is open to students who exhibit an interest in government and public service.