Aug 07 2018

Dothan Native Completes Capitol Hill Internship

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today announced that Kate Fountain of Dothan, Alabama, completed an internship in his Washington, D.C., office this summer.

During her time interning for Senator Shelby, Fountain, participated in daily office activities, such as conducting tours of the U.S. Capitol building, attending hearings on important issues, helping constituents with various requests, and assisting in archiving responsibilities.

“The Congressional Internship Program provides students with a unique opportunity to experience 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 Washington office.”

Kate Fountain is the daughter of Troy and Stacy Fountain of Dothan.  She is a rising sophomore at the University of Alabama (UA), where she is earning a degree in public relations and communication studies.  Fountain spends her time at the University as a part of Capstone Men and Women, the official ambassadors of UA.  She is a member of the Other Club, the Chi Omega Fraternity, and the UA Honors College.

“This has been one of the best experiences of my life,” said Kate Fountain. “Having previously been interested in a career in government and politics, the time I spent working for Senator Shelby has shown me how much hard work goes into this career and the many ways there are to get involved.  Learning from the Senator and his staff has been priceless, and I can’t wait to see what happens next.  I’d like to thank Senator Shelby and all of his staff for the time they have put in to teaching me and my possible future professional career.”

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