Smith, Young to intern in Sen. McConnell's DC office
According to the senator’s website, internships are designed to facilitate firsthand knowledge of the Congressional process. As legislative interns, Smith's and Young's duties will include drafting responses to constituent requests and researching current legislation. Smith and Young will also lead regular tours of the Capitol for visiting constituents.
"Interning on the Hill is something I've wanted to do since I first visited DC years ago, and I'm excited to be in the nation's capital during an election year," Smith said.
"I'm looking forward to gaining valuable leadership and perspective through this experience," Young said. "I'm very grateful to the McConnell Scholars Program for preparing us for opportunities like this internship," she added.
Smith and Young follow other McConnell Scholars who have interned in Sen. McConnell's office, including Sean Southard ('15) and Meghan Waters ('14).
Smith is pursuing a double major in English and political science with minors in history and linguistics. In addition to being a McConnell Scholar, Smith serves as academics vice president for the Honors Student Council at UofL, is a university Cardinal Host and an Honors Fellow at the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.
Young is pursuing a double major in English and Spanish with a minor in political science. In addition to being a McConnell Scholar, Young serves on the 'Top 4' of the Engage Lead Serve Board at UofL, is secretary of Helping Hands Serving Hearts (a non-profit service organization) and is chair of alumni relations for Chi Omega Fraternity.