Louisiana students begin internship in Scalise’s DC Office

Louisiana students begin internship in Scalise’s DC Office
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POSTED: Sunday, July 21, 2013 - 10:00am

UPDATED: Sunday, July 21, 2013 - 10:04am

Congressman Steve Scalise welcomes three new interns to the office: Mitchell Shea, Rachel Southall, and Samuel C. P. Ingalls.

“Mitchell, Rachel and Sam are welcome additions to my DC team, and will play a key role in the day-to-day functions of the office on behalf of Louisiana’s First Congressional District,” Scalise said. “It’s an honor to have them onboard Team Scalise and I look forward to their continued growth while in Washington.”

Mitchell Shea, an incoming senior at University of Louisiana – Lafayette, is a New Orleans native and graduate of Brother Martin High School. He is the son of Scott & Alicia Shea and is majoring in Political Science.

“I sought an internship on Capitol Hill to further expand my political knowledge of the United States Congress,” Shea said. “The hands-on experience with staffers and my fellow interns has been very enjoyable and rewarding, and I hope to use this great opportunity as a foundation to build upon.”

Rachel Southall, a Zachary native, is a recent graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University, and a graduate of Zachary High. She is the daughter of Scottie & Rhonda Southall and majored in Political Science.

“I’ve worked for the Louisiana House of Representatives, as well as Congressman Scalise’s district office throughout my college career,” Southall said. “I felt it was time to experience the pace of Washington. I’ve learned so much in such a short amount of time and I look forward to building upon these experiences in my future endeavors.”

Samuel C. P. Ingalls, a graduate of Mandeville High, is an incoming sophomore at Tulane University, is a Mandeville native. He is the son of Bret & Diana Ingalls and is double majoring in Finance and Political Economy.

“After serving as a page in the US Senate under the sponsorship of Senator Vitter, I knew this experience would show me the vigor of the House,” Ingalls said, “It’s truly a blessing to play a part in our nation’s legislative body. I enjoy taking calls from constituents and learning what it means to be a public servant.”

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