Jul 10 2018

Montgomery Native Completes Capitol Hill Internship

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today announced that Laura Catherine Clark, of Montgomery, Alabama, completed an internship in his Washington office this summer.

During her time interning for Senator Shelby, Clark researched current legislation, conducted tours of the U.S. Capitol building, attended hearings on important issues, and assisted constituents with various requests.

“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.”

Laura Catherine Clark is the daughter of Fred and Blake Clark, also of Montgomery. She is a rising senior at Auburn University and plans to graduate in December with a degree in Marketing. While at Auburn, Clark has been involved in the Student Government Association and the First Year Experience office, serving as a Camp War Eagle counselor and peer instructor. Additionally, she is a member of the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority, Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society, and Motor Board Honor Society. Following her upcoming graduation, Clark plans to attend graduate school. 

“I am so thankful for the opportunities and experiences presented to me throughout this internship,” said Laura Catherine Clark.  “This past month, I have been exposed to new people, places, and knowledge that I will cherish for a lifetime.  Working in Senator Shelby’s office has allowed me to expand my knowledge in government affairs and current political issues.  It has been a blessing to intern in an office that is not only hard working but also passionate about helping the people of Alabama.  I cannot thank Senator Shelby and his staff enough for this incredible opportunity.”

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