Jul 10 2018

Decatur Native Completes Capitol Hill Internship

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today announced that Ivey-Katherine Weaver of Decatur, Alabama, completed a summer internship in his Washington office.

During Weaver’s time in the office, she researched legislation, conducted tours of the U.S. Capitol building, attended hearings on several 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.”

Weaver is the daughter of Bill and Sabrina Weaver of Decatur.  She is a senior at the University of Alabama, pursuing a degree in Accounting with a minor in Computer Science.  An active member of the University of Alabama Honors College, Weaver is involved in both the BelieveUA mentoring program and READ Alabama.  She is a member of Kappa Delta sorority, where she currently serves as the President of the chapter.

“Having the opportunity to work in Senator Shelby’s office has been an experience that I will cherish forever,” said Ivey-Katherine Weaver.  “This internship has allowed me to work alongside many amazing people and learn so much about our great state and country.  I am incredibly thankful to have had the ability to be a part of Team Shelby.”

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