WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Springfield native was selected for an internship in the U.S. Senate. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that Christine Rollins is serving as a legislative intern in Brown’s Capitol Hill office. Rollins is currently pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
“Ohio students – like Christine – 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’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work on Capitol Hill,” said Rollins. “It’s a unique experience that has given me a chance to learn how Congress works firsthand. I’d like to be a public servant after I graduate from Rose-Hulman, and being here makes me even more excited to pursue my career.”
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.