Jun 07 2019

Montgomery Native Completes Capitol Hill Internship

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today announced that Victoria Hughes, daughter of Kathryn and David Hughes of Montgomery, Alabama, has completed an internship in his Washington office this month.

During her time interning for Senator Shelby, Hughes conducted tours of the U.S. Capitol, assisted constituents with various requests, and researched current legislation and a host of legislative issues.

“The Congressional Internship Program provides students with the unique opportunity to experience our nation’s legislative process first-hand,” said Senator Shelby.  “Victoria Hughes did an excellent job assisting with the day-to-day tasks of my Washington office, while also gaining a greater understanding of our federal government and other topics taught in the classroom.  I have no doubt that Victoria has a bright future ahead of her and am grateful for her hard work and assistance.”

Hughes is a rising senior at Auburn University, pursuing a major in communications and a minor in business.  She is an active member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority, where she has served twice on the Executive Board and is currently serving on the Chapter Council.  Hughes is a member of the Mortar Board Honor Society, Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society, and Lambda Pi Eta National Communication Honor Society.

“Interning for Senator Shelby’s office has been an incredible honor and an amazing opportunity,” said Victoria Hughes.  “I will forever be grateful for my time spent here and the ability to see the incredible work of Senator Shelby and his staff as they work to serve the people of Alabama.  I could not be more thankful for the opportunity to be a part of ‘Team Shelby’ for a few weeks.  I will cherish these memories forever.”

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