WASHINGTON, D.C. – A New Albany native was selected for an internship in the U.S. Senate. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that Alice Hirsh is serving as a legislative intern in Brown’s Capitol Hill office. Hirsh is currently pursuing degrees in International Studies and Economics at The Ohio State University.
“Ohio students – like Alice – 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.”
“Serving as an intern in the Senate has been an amazing experience so far,” said Hirsh. “I’ve learned so much from the staff and Senator Brown and have broadened my own interests beyond foreign policy and trade. This has been one of the most rewarding opportunities I’ve ever had.”
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.