“Interning in my Washington office provides students from our area a hands-on approach to learning about the legislative process and allows young people to witness government in action,” said Whitfield. “Katherine has been a great addition to the office in the weeks she has been interning. It is an interesting and historic time in Washington, and I am so glad Katherine was able to take part, working for the First District’s needs.”
Katherine, a 2010 graduate of Madisonville North Hopkins High School and rising junior at the University of Alabama, is the daughter of Bob and Nancy Kelley. Her interest in politics began when her family hosted a foreign exchange student from Ukraine during her sophomore year of high school. During her internship with Congressman Whitfield, Katherine has assisted with constituent mail, performed policy research, and supported the administrative work of the office.
“Working on Capitol Hill has been an incredible experience,” said Kelley. “I have learned so much about the workings of the federal government, even in these four short weeks, and I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to serve my home district in this way.”
Congressman Whitfield invites college students from Kentucky’s First Congressional District to intern in his Washington, D.C. office in the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.
For more information on internship opportunities, please contact Ellen Dargie, email@example.com.