Jun 07 2019

Huntsville Native Completes Capitol Hill Internship

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today announced that Camryn Shields, daughter of DeAnne and Keith Shields of Huntsville, Alabama, has completed an internship in his Washington office this month.

During her time interning for Senator Shelby, Shields assisted the Senator’s communications team, answered constituent phone calls, and completed other tasks as needed for Senator Shelby and his staff.  Additionally, Shields led numerous constituent tours of the U.S. Capitol 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.  “Camryn Shields did an excellent job assisting with the day-to-day tasks of my Washington office, while also gaining a greater understanding of our federal government and other topics taught in the classroom.  I have no doubt that Camryn has a bright future ahead of her and am grateful for her hard work and assistance.”

Shields is a rising sophomore at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.  She is currently pursuing a double major in public relations and communication studies.  In addition to her studies, Shields is a Capstone Woman, the Student Government Association’s Director of Philanthropy and Community Service, and serves her peers and the University in many other capacities across the city of Tuscaloosa.  Following graduation, Shields hopes to combine her passion for politics, public relations, and international missions for her future career.

“Interning in Senator Shelby’s office has been such an incredible honor, and it will be an experience I will cherish forever.  Serving the Senator, his staff, and the people of Alabama has been a humbling opportunity in which I have expanded my knowledge about our government, various policy issues, procedures, and history of our nation,” said Camryn Shields.  “Senator Shelby’s staff consists of extraordinary individuals that have poured into me and my fellow intern class over this last month.  I am very appreciative to have the chance to work alongside them all, learning from each member of the team.  This experience has allowed me to get a taste of Capitol Hill and experience a small window of what it has to offer.  I look forward to potentially returning to D.C. in the future.  I would like to thank Senator Shelby, his staff, and my fellow interns for the investment and impact they have made on me within this last month.”

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