May 31 2018

Ole Miss Junior Completes Capitol Hill Internship

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today announced that Melissa Carter of Berryville, Virginia, completed an internship this summer in his Washington office.

During Carter’s time in Senator Shelby’s office, she researched legislation, conducted U.S. Capitol building tours, responded to constituent’s questions and concerns, and attended various hearings.

“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.”

Carter is the daughter of Patricia Carter of Berryville, Virginia. She is a rising junior at the University of Mississippi and is pursuing a degree in education. Carter is a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority and is on the Dean’s List for academic achievement.

“Interning for Senator Shelby has been an incredible opportunity and I will be forever grateful for my time on Capitol Hill,” said Melissa Carter. “This experience has broadened my knowledge of legislative issues and allowed me to meet so many remarkable people. Senator Shelby and all of his staff are very impressive and working alongside them has been invaluable.”

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