Humphrey to intern at Library of Congress

(May 14, 2014) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Freshman McConnell Scholar Alicia Humphrey will spend 10 weeks as a Junior Fellow with the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.
Humphrey to intern at Library of Congress

Alicia Humphrey, a freshman McConnell Scholar at the University of Louisville, will spend 10 weeks interning at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, as part of the Library’s Junior Fellows Program.

Humphrey will work with the library’s digital media center as part of her fellowship. According to the library’s website, “the focus of the program is on increasing access to special, legal and copyright collections, and promoting awareness and appreciation of the library’s services to researchers including Congressional members, scholars, students, teachers and the general public.”

“I look forward to spending time at the Library of Congress and figuring out if DC is somewhere I’d like to live and work in the future,” Humphrey said.

Humphrey is the second of two McConnell Scholars named a Junior Fellow at the Library of Congress. Last summer, McConnell Scholar Victoria Allen also completed the fellowship.

Humphrey credited Dr. Gary Gregg, director of the McConnell Center, for encouraging her to explore a DC summer internship.

“The McConnell Scholars Program has fueled my interest in what’s going on in the world and has helped me realized that I can actually be part of that world through politics,” she said.

Humphrey is a native of Paducah, Ky., studying English, Spanish and political science. In addition to the McConnell Scholars Program, she serves as a director for UofL’s ‘Freshman LEAD’ Program.

By Mary Elizabeth Young, McConnell Scholar ‘16