Aug 07 2018

Selma Native Completes Capitol Hill Internship

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

During her time interning for Senator Shelby, Strother researched current legislation, conducted tours of the U.S. Capitol building, attended hearings on important issues, and assisted constituents with various requests.

“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.”

McKenzie Strother is the daughter of John and Alyson Strother of Selma.  She will begin her last semester at Auburn University (AU) this fall and has plans to graduate in December with a degree in hospitality management and a minor in business.  While at Auburn, Strother has been involved in Impact, AU Involve, and AU Class Checking.  In addition, she is a member of the Chi Omega Alpha Beta Chapter.

“My time spent in Senator Shelby’s office is something I will always cherish,” said McKenzie Strother.  “I feel grateful for the knowledge I have gained, the places I have seen, and the people I have met.  I am so thankful for the opportunity to have interned in his office and to have been around such a hardworking and hospitable staff.  Interning here has been an honor, and I cannot thank the Senator and his team enough for giving me this experience.”

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