Aug 07 2019

Northport Native Completes Capitol Hill Internship

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

During Barnes’s time in Senator Shelby’s office on Capitol Hill, she carried out a variety of congressional tasks.  Barnes researched pertinent information for legislative staffers on topics ranging from foreign affairs and defense to agriculture and public land management.  Additionally, she led constituent tours of the U.S. Capitol and served the citizens of Alabama with various requests.

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

Barnes is the daughter of Tracie and Darren Barnes of Northport, Alabama.  She plans to attend the University of Alabama School of Law in the fall of 2019.  Prior to her acceptance into law school, she studied psychology, political science, and French at the University of Alabama.  Barnes hopes to eventually pursue a career that allows her to combine her passion for politics, defense, and international relations.

“Interning for Senator Shelby has been an amazing and enlightening experience, and I am grateful to have had the opportunity.  I have learned so much in such a short time and have come to appreciate the importance of many policy areas whose relevance and impact I had not fully considered beforehand,” said Analeigh Barnes.  “The dedication to helping the people of Alabama demonstrated by Senator Shelby and his entire staff is nothing short of inspiring; their combined intelligence, experience, and unstoppable work ethic exemplify exactly what public service should look like.  Senator Shelby’s accomplishments on behalf of Alabama speak for themselves, and his constituents are extraordinarily lucky to have such an effective advocate representing them.”

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