Aug 07 2019

Birmingham Native Completes Capitol Hill Internship

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

During Starling’s time in Senator Shelby’s office on Capitol Hill, she executed a multitude of congressional tasks.  Starling attended hearings ranging from topics on NASA’s upcoming space ventures to the critical measures needed to protect America’s waterways.  Additionally, she provided legislative memos for Senator Shelby’s staff and led constituent tours of the U.S. Capitol. 

“Jane Perry Starling was an asset to my office here in Washington and to my constituents in Alabama,” said Senator Shelby.  “I appreciate her hard work and dedication, and I am proud of her 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 Jane Perry has a successful future ahead.”   

Starling is the daughter of Sumner and Jeff Starling of Birmingham, Alabama, and will begin her junior year at Vanderbilt University in the fall.  She is pursuing degrees in public policy and Spanish.  As a member of Vanderbilt’s Undergraduate Honor Council, Starling has learned about the importance of honor, integrity, and truth in both professional and academic environments.  She hopes to combine the skills she has learned during her undergraduate studies and in Senator Shelby’s office to continue serving the people of Alabama and to lead her peers.

“My internship in Senator Shelby’s office has been an honor,” said Jane Perry Starling.  “It is an experience that I will reflect on for guidance in the years to come.  Working with a team that cares tremendously for the state of Alabama made me proud to be from this great state, and I would love to further serve the people of Alabama one day.  I am thankful for everything that Senator Shelby and his staff taught me during this experience, and I am happy to take what I have learned back to my community.”   

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