Jul 15 2019

Montgomery Native Completes Capitol Hill Internship

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

During Torbert’s time in Senator Shelby’s Capitol Hill office, he carried out a multitude of congressional tasks.  Torbert attended briefings and seminars regarding a variety of policy issues and current events.  He also conducted research on legislative topics such as housing finance reform, the 9/11 relief fund, and international trade.  Additionally, Torbert gave tours of the U.S. Capitol building and fielded policy concerns and requests from constituents.

“Bo Torbert was a huge help to my office and the people of Alabama during his time as an intern here in Washington,” said Senator Shelby. “Participating in the Congressional Internship Program gives students interested in government and public service a unique opportunity to experience the day-to-day workings of Capitol Hill while learning about our nation’s legislative process.  I am grateful for Bo’s hard work and know he has a bright future ahead of him.”   

Torbert, the son of Cindy and Clay Torbert of Montgomery, Alabama, is a rising senior at Washington and Lee University.  After graduation, he plans to return to Washington to put his political science degree and experience intern experience to work in a public policy role.  Torbert serves as a senior class representative on the Executive Committee, co-chair of the Campus Community Coalition, and is involved in Greek life at Washington and Lee.

“I am honored to have been able to serve Senator Shelby and his constituents this summer,” said Bo Torbert.  “After studying politics for years, I am grateful to have had the opportunity to observe how a congressional office as well as Congress in its entirety operates on a day-to-day basis.  Senator Shelby and his staff did a great job of crafting an internship that gives students the opportunity to learn about the legislative and administrative processes through a variety of different tasks.  I know that this experience will be of great benefit, no matter where life takes me.”

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