Jun 07 2019

Jacksonville State University Student Completes Capitol Hill Internship

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today announced that Adam McNeal, the son of Melisa McNeal-Fox and Curtis Fox of Huntsville, Alabama, has completed an internship in his Washington office this month.

While interning for Senator Shelby, McNeal completed important administrative tasks for the office, as well as helped staffers research and compile information on important topics such as healthcare and education.  Additionally, McNeal conducted tours of the U.S. Capitol and assisted Alabama constituents with various requests.

“The Congressional Internship Program provides students with the unique opportunity to experience our nation’s legislative process first-hand,” said Senator Shelby.  “Adam McNeal 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 Adam has a bright future ahead of him and am grateful for his hard work and assistance.”

McNeal is completing his undergraduate education at Jacksonville State University (JSU), where he is involved in the student government association, while also maintaining a high level of academic excellence.  McNeal is an Ambassador for the University and plays saxophone in the JSU band, which is commonly known as “The Marching Southerners.”

“Interning for Senator Shelby has been one of the most educational and enjoyable experiences of my life.  Working for the Senator has greatly improved my knowledge of the political process, allowing me to witness and understand things I never would have been able to had I not stepped outside the classroom,” said Adam McNeal.  “This experience has allowed me to take a look behind the scenes of what is often perceived as an ineffective and divisive political process.  What I have learned could not be farther from that.  With Senator Shelby’s strong voice in government, I am excited for the future of our great state and country.”

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