Shelton Selected as UOG Congressional Intern

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Guam – Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo has announced that Amanda L. Shelton has been selected to the University of Guam’s Congressional Internship Program.  Amanda is the daughter of the late Senator Austin “Sonny” Shelton and Mrs. Gracialla Shelton of Asan. 

She is a political science major at the University of Guam, and currently serves as the secretary of the Guam Youth Congress and UOG Student Government Association.

[Congresswoman Bordallo is pictured with UOG Congressional Intern Amanda L. Shelton]

The UOG Congressional Internship Program was started by Congresswoman Bordallo as an opportunity for rising-seniors at UOG to gain a better understanding of Congress and federal issues important to Guam.  The selection of the UOG Intern is competitive based on the intern project proposed by the candidates and a faculty committee interview.  The student selected is recommended by the President of the University to Congresswoman Bordallo.  Amanda will be the third UOG intern selected to this program.  Alexandra Kerr and Nicole Cruz interned for Congresswoman Bordallo during the 2009 and 2010 summers respectively.

As a Congressional Intern, Amanda will work in Congresswoman Bordallo’s District Office in Guam.  She will also travel to Washington, D.C. to work on Capitol Hill where she will enhance her knowledge of issues facing Guam.  She will conduct legislative research, assist with constituent requests, and provide administrative support.

“Amanda is an exceptional student who is interested in public service,” said Congresswoman Bordallo.  “She is the third UOG intern to be selected through this program, and I commend her for her academic achievements.  The UOG Internship is a great opportunity to learn more about Congress.”