U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today announced that Libby Hufham of Dothan, Alabama, completed an internship this summer in his Washington office.
During Hufham’s time on Capitol Hill, she researched legislation, conducted tours of the U.S. Capitol building, and attended hearings on various issues important to Senator Shelby. She also had the opportunity to assist constituents on a daily basis with various inquiries.
“The Congressional Internship Program provides students with a truly unique experience,” said Senator Shelby. “First-hand involvement in our nation’s legislative process provides these students with a realistic view of countless topics of study found in the classroom. I have no doubt that each of these students will go on to achieve great things.”
Hufham, the daughter of Paul Hufham and Susannah Cripps Daughtry, is a senior at the University of Alabama majoring in history and political science. She is currently Vice President of Administration of the Alabama Pre-Law Student Association, Assistant Director of Alumnae Relations for the Student Government Association, Vice President of Academic Achievement of Sigma Alpha Lambda Honor Society, and a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority. Hufham considers her greatest achievement of her three years at the University of Alabama to be making the Academic Dean’s List for the past five semesters. She is excited to be pursuing a degree where she is given the opportunity to study topics she is passionate about, such as public policy, politics, and the law.
“This internship has been a unique experience that has provided me with life-long friendships, professional connections, and legislative knowledge,” said Hufham. “I cannot thank Senator Shelby and his amazing staff enough for this incredible opportunity to learn about Congress and Capitol Hill. I hope all Alabamians know how fortunate we are to have such an outstanding Senator representing us in our nation’s capital.”
Senator Shelby’s Congressional Internship Program is open to students who exhibit an interest in government and public service.