Allegheny College Student Serves as Intern in Senator’s D.C. Office

March 21, 2012 – Allegheny College junior Annie Morino has been selected for an internship in the U.S. Senate. Morino, who is from Strongsville, Ohio, is serving as a legislative intern in the Capitol Hill office of Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH).

Morino is pursuing a degree in political science and communication arts at Allegheny College.

“Young Ohioans – like Annie – exemplify how strong families, teachers and communities in our state continue to produce the next generation of world-class leaders,” Brown said.

This is Morino’s second internship with Senator Brown. Last summer she worked in the senator’s Cleveland office.

“I love working for Sherrod Brown because I believe that he really cares about his constituents. He deeply appreciates his entire staff, including interns,” Morino said. “When I tell people about my internship, I proudly say that our job is to help those in need.”

Interns work alongside staff members to address constituent requests and concerns. In 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.

“My internship last summer was a fantastic experience with a strong connection to my Allegheny studies,” Morino said. “I learned a lot about the structure of government, as well as about people, issues and urban policy.”

After graduation Morino hopes to work in the public or nonprofit sector. “I want the work I do every day to impact someone’s life for the better,” she said, “even if that means I just direct them to the resources they need.”