U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that Leah Callaway of Boardman, is serving as a legislative intern in Brown's Capitol Hill office. Callaway is currently pursuing degrees in international affairs and political science at George Washington University.
"Ohio students like Leah 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 a great deal of respect for the senator and his devotion to Ohioans. I wanted to help his office function in any way I could and also learn about the goings-on in a senate office from the inside," Callaway said.
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.