Spanberger Welcomes Chesterfield Resident to Summer Internship

Jun 26, 2020
Local Issues

The Congresswoman Provides Paid Internship Opportunities in Fall, Spring, and Summer To Help Young People Prepare For a Career In Public Service

HENRICO, V.A. – This week, U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger welcomed 2020 summer intern Leah Erwin.

Erwin is a Chesterfield resident and proud Virginian. Working with staff in both Washington, DC and Henrico, VA, she will gain a firsthand perspective on the workings of a Congressional office and receive hands-on practice in serving Seventh District constituents, supporting legislative priorities in the U.S. House, and more.

Leah Erwin is a rising senior at the University of Virginia, and a student with the competitive Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. She graduated from the Maggie Walker Governor’s School for Government and International Studies in Richmond. Erwin has experience interning with Growing for Change, an urban agriculture initiative that works to combat food insecurity and foster healthy nutrition by building and delivering sustainable, portable vegetable gardens to public housing communities in the Charlottesville area. She is looking forward to serving her home district and learning more about the issues of sustainable agriculture and equitable housing.  

“Our internship program has been very successful in giving driven, talented students a firsthand look into how Congress operates and the work we do to serve Central Virginia families. Leah will provide valuable support to our team this summer as we work to advance important justice reforms, strengthen investment in American infrastructure, fight for our family farms, and help our small business owners get back on their feet in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Spanberger. “Welcome Leah, and thank you for your interest in public service.”  


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