Jul 10 2018

Gadsden Native Completes Capitol Hill Internship

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today announced that John Dawson of Gadsden, Alabama, completed an internship this summer in his Washington office.

During Dawson’s time on Capitol Hill, he assisted staff in the front office, conducted tours of the U.S. Capitol building, and attended hearings on various issues important to Senator Shelby.

“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.”

John Dawson is the son of Bart and Melanie Dawson of Gadsden, Alabama.  He is currently a rising senior at the University of Alabama studying Political Science and Criminal Justice.  He is involved in the Student Government Association at the University as a member of the Sexual Assault Prevention Standing Committee, as well as the Lobby Board.  Dawson also serves as the Ambassador Director for Ugo Convenience Delivery based out of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

“Working with Senator Shelby’s office has been an eye-opening experience.  Being able to work with the excellent staffers within Senator Shelby’s office has allowed me to see the work that goes into the legislative process,” said John Dawson.  “I also really enjoyed shadowing and assisting the Senator’s National Security Advisor, as it allowed me to view the legislative side of a field that I am particularly interested in.  I really appreciate the opportunity given to me by the Shelby office.”

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