Aug 07 2019

Huntsville Native Completes Capitol Hill Internship

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

During Gray’s time in Senator Shelby’s office on Capitol Hill, he carried out a multitude of congressional tasks.  Gray attended committee hearings and wrote memos for Senator Shelby’s staff, while also assisting with constituent requests and giving tours of the U.S. Capitol building.  Additionally, Gray helped complete day-to-day office tasks. 

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

Gray is the son of Dabsey and Dan Maxwell of Huntsville, Alabama, and is starting his third year at the University of Mississippi this fall.  He is pursuing a degree in political science and is graduating a year ahead of schedule.  Following graduation, Gray plans to join the U.S. Army, fulfilling his lifelong dream of serving his country.    

“It was a surreal experience interning in Senator Shelby’s office,” said Monroe Gray.  “I am very thankful for this opportunity and the memories I made in Washington.  I have lived in Alabama until moving to Mississippi for college, and I have always respected the work that Senator Shelby does for my home state.  I look forward to taking the skills and knowledge I gained here back home with me as I complete my education and move forward in the future.”

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