Oberlin College Students Selected For Internships In Sen. Brown's Capitol Hill Office

Three Oberlin College Students Assist Ohio Constituents, Senator, and Staff in Washington D.C. Office


WASHINGTON, D.C. –Three Oberlin College students were selected for internships in the U.S. Senate. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that Gabriel Brown, Hazel Crampton-Hays, and Madeline Peltz are serving as legislative interns in Brown’s Capitol Hill office. Brown (History), Crampton-Hays (Politics and Religion), and Peltz (Politics) are all students of Oberlin College’s class of 2016.

“Ohio students – like Gabriel, Hazel, and Madeline – exemplify how strong families, teachers, and Ohio communities continue to produce the next generation of world-class leaders,” Brown said. “An internship allows students from either Ohio schools or Ohio communities to serve their state while gaining invaluable experience by working on a wide range of projects.”

“I have had the great pleasure of working in Senator Sherrod Brown’s office this month,” said Washington, D.C. native, Gabriel Brown. “Senator Brown has worked tirelessly in Congress to support Ohio’s middle-class, and I have enjoyed the opportunity to help him in these efforts.”

“The opportunity to work in Senator Brown’s office in Washington is an enormous privilege and learning opportunity,” said Chicago native, Madeline Peltz. “I strongly believe that Senator Brown’s interests on Capitol Hill reflect that of his constituents in Ohio. At a time in which people my age believe less and less in the ability of government to affect positive change, it is inspiring for me that a public servant like Senator Brown remains such a powerful force.”

“I am so grateful to have had the incredible opportunity to work in Senator Sherrod Brown’s DC office. Senator Brown is one of my heroes and I have always admired his commitment to civic duty and his constant dedication to helping the people of Ohio,” said Shaker Heights native, Hazel Crampton-Hays. “It has been a wonderful experience and a childhood dream come true to work on Capitol Hill.”

Interns work alongside staff members to address constituent requests and concerns. In Washington, D.C. a typical day could include speaking with constituents on the phone, greeting visitors to the office, organizing incoming correspondence, attending Senate committee hearings and briefings, and leading tours of the U.S. Capitol Building. 

Students may earn college credit in addition to the educational benefit and professional development opportunities.