Aug 07 2019

Mobile Native Completes Capitol Hill Internship

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

During Naman’s time in Senator Shelby’s office on Capitol Hill, he carried out a multitude of congressional tasks.  Naman attended committee hearings and briefings regarding a variety of policy issues and current events.  He also conducted research on legislative topics such as U.S. discretionary spending and Alabama small businesses.  Additionally, Naman gave capitol tours and fielded policy concerns and requests from constituents.

“Blaize Naman was an asset to my office here in Washington and to my constituents in Alabama,” said Senator Shelby.  “I appreciate his hard work and dedication, and I am proud of him for participating in the Congressional Internship Program.  This program allows students to experience the day-to-day operations of Capitol Hill, and it is a unique opportunity that brings a wealth of knowledge to some of our nation’s brightest students.  I am confident that Blaize has a successful future ahead.”   

Naman is the son of the Honorable Edmond G. Naman and Marcelle R. Naman of Mobile, Alabama, and is graduating from the University of Alabama this coming December.  He will finish with a degree in economics and a specialization in public policy and law.  After graduation, he hopes to attend law school.

“Having the opportunity to serve my state while working as part of such a well-respected office has been an experience I will cherish forever,” said Blaize Naman.  “I have always respected Senator Shelby, but this internship has given me a newfound appreciation for all of the hard work invested by him and his wonderful staff in moving our state forward.  I am thankful for this opportunity, as it has given me great motivation toward future career goals, as well as a great perspective on the legislative process.  Senator Shelby and his office are truly a treasure to the State of Alabama.”

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