WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Cleveland native was selected for an internship in the U.S. Senate. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that Claire Grega is serving as a legislative intern in Brown’s Capitol Hill office. Grega is currently pursuing a degree in Peace, Justice, and Human Rights at John Carroll University.
“Ohio students – like Claire – 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.”
“It is an honor to work in the office of Senator Brown,” said Grega. “His dedication to human rights and his commitment to the security of his constituents perpetually inspire me. I am so excited to serve in his office and to assist in his efforts toward a more socially just society.”
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.