Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today announced that Darry Elizabeth Freeman of Montgomery, Alabama, completed an internship this summer in his Washington office.
During Freeman’s time on Capitol Hill, she researched legislation, conducted tours of the U.S. Capitol building, and attended hearings on various issues important to Senator Shelby.
“The Congressional Internship Program provides students with an excellent opportunity to learn about the day-to-day workings of Capitol Hill,” said Senator Shelby. “First-hand involvement in our nation’s legislative process gives students a realistic perspective of various topics taught in the classroom. I have no doubt that these students have bright futures ahead of them and am grateful for their hard work and assistance to my office.”
Freeman is the daughter of Beau and Stephanie Freeman of Montgomery. She is a rising sophomore at the University of Alabama, pursuing a double major in Public Relations and Marketing. Freeman is an active member of the University of Alabama Honors College where she mentors kindergarten students through the BRIGHT mentoring program. Additionally, she is an active member of Chi Omega sorority and serves on sorority’s recruitment team.
“Working with Senator Shelby and his staff this summer was an incredible experience,” said Darry Freeman. “Every day was a fun adventure with new learning opportunities. Through this internship, I gained knowledge and relationships that I will cherish forever. I am immensely thankful for the time spent with Team Shelby.”
Senator Shelby’s Congressional Internship Program is open to students who exhibit an interest in government and public service.