May 13 2019

Birmingham Native Completes Capitol Hill Internship

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today announced that Jack Tucker, son of Susan and Ricky Tucker of Mountain Brook, Alabama, completed an internship in his Washington office this month.

During his time interning for Senator Shelby, Tucker researched critical issues for legislative staffers by attending hearings and compiling memos on topics such as immigration, trade, and banking regulation.  Additionally, Tucker led numerous constituents on tours of the U.S. Capitol building and assisted Alabamians with various requests.

“The Congressional Internship Program provides students with the unique opportunity to experience our nation’s legislative process first-hand,” said Senator Shelby.  “Jack Tucker was the model intern.  He did an outstanding job assisting with the day-to-day tasks of my office, while also getting a realistic understanding of our federal government and other topics taught in a classroom.  I am confident that he will go on to succeed in his future endeavors.”

This month, Tucker graduated from North Carolina State University (N.C. State) in Raleigh, North Carolina, with a Bachelor’s of Science in Economics.  As a Park Scholar at his university, he participated in a four-year, executive-style leadership academy with an intensive exploration of regional and national challenges.  In August, following his graduation from N.C. State, Tucker will begin pursuing his Juris Doctor at the University of Virginia School of Law (UVA Law) in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he hopes to develop the skills necessary to pursue a career as a trial litigator.  Additionally, he was awarded the Karsh-Dillard Scholarship, which will cover his full-tuition and is one of the highest honors offered by UVA Law.

“Interning for Senator Shelby’s office has been a tremendous honor and wonderful opportunity to develop my professional skills while serving the people of Alabama.  I will greatly miss working on Capitol Hill,” said Jack Tucker.  “I consider myself fortunate to have spent the last four months as part of Team Shelby.  I am inspired by the hard work and passion exhibited by each staff member.  In my career, I hope to impact the lives of others in the way that the staffers I admire impact Alabamians on a daily basis.  I would like to thank Senator Shelby and his office for everything they have taught me these past few months.”

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