Aug 07 2018

Birmingham Native Completes Capitol Hill Internship

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

During Turner’s time in the office, she assisted in daily office activities, such as researching legislation, conducting tours of the U.S. Capitol building, attending hearings on several different issues, and speaking with constituents on the phone and in person regarding 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.”

Catherine Turner is the daughter of Cathy Turner and the late Jon Turner of Mountain Brook.  As a rising senior at the University of Alabama, she studies psychology and political science.  Turner is an active member of the Honors College and The Elliot Society, as well as Rho Lambda Honor Society.  She serves as a mentor to a local Tuscaloosa middle school student through Big Brothers Big Sisters and is currently serving as the president of her sorority, Kappa Kappa Gamma.

“Having the opportunity to intern for Senator Shelby has been an unforgettable experience,” said Catherine Turner.  “For someone who has always been interested in politics, this was an amazing chance to get to be a part of the ‘behind the scenes’ life on Capitol Hill and assist the staff who give their best to the state of Alabama and our country every day.  I will always be thankful for what I have learned while I have been a part of Team Shelby.”

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