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Atkinson, Shallum

Atkinson, Shallum

DC Semester: Spring 2017
School: UGA Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, UGA School of Public and International Affairs
Type of Internship: Congressional Office

Studied Public Affairs Journalism and Political Science. In college, participated in SGA as Chief Justice, President of BMLS, ABK Honor Society, Black Affairs Council, NAACP Member. Worked for Recreational Sports: Competitive Sports and Strength and Conditioning. Interned in Congressman David Scott’s Office. Was hired full-time immediately in Congressman Donald Norcross’ office.

Ayres, Ben

Ayres, Ben

DC Semester: Spring 2013, Fall 2012
School: UGA School of Public and International Affairs
Type of Internship: Congressional Office, Lobbying/Public Affairs

I am currently a legislative correspondent for Senator David Perdue (R-GA) and have been in the senator’s official office since January 2015. In this capacity, I cover agriculture, energy, natural resources, forestry, and environment issues.

Before this role, I served as Senator Perdue’s Metro Atlanta field representative and worked on Senator Perdue’s campaign as the deputy state field director. I also have experience in the United States House of Representatives, higher education government relations, and political fundraising.

Bayne, Laura

Bayne, Laura

DC Semester: Fall 2010
School: UGA School of Public and International Affairs
Type of Internship: Congressional Office

I am a Political Science and International Affairs graduate from the School of Public and International Affairs. I was given the opportunity the fall of my senior year to be the National Security and Foreign Policy Fellow for Senator Chambliss. Two years after graduation I am back in Athens, married to a great man, leading my sorority alumnae chapter, and working at a law firm.

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