Spanberger Welcomes Three Fall Interns to Washington & Henrico Offices

Sep 20, 2019
Local Issues

Interns Will Assist with Constituent Services & Legislative Projects While Gaining Professional Experience in Public Service

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today welcomed three fall interns to her Washington, D.C. and Henrico, VA offices. One intern is a constituent from Chesterfield County and proud Randolph Macon graduate, and two bring prior experience in public service to their current roles. Over the coming months, the interns will receive a firsthand view of the workings of a Congressional office and gain hands-on experience in serving constituents, assisting with legislative priorities, providing timely, informational updates to Central Virginians, and more.

Grace Maguire is from Bon Air, Chesterfield County. She recently graduated from Randolph Macon College, where she earned a degree in English and political science. Grace is very excited to be working on Capitol Hill during the historic 116th Congress and is deeply passionate about serving the community where she grew up. Before joining Spanberger’s team for the fall, Maguire interned for a democracy-building start-up company based in Turku, Finland.

Mackenzie Smillie is from Rochester, New York. She recently graduated from the University of New Haven, where she studied political science and national security issues. She is very excited to learn more about how congressional offices operate and looks forward to assisting with a broad array of tasks, including tasks related to Spanberger’s work on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

Connor Frascati is from Staten Island, New York. He is currently a senior at the University of Richmond, studying political science and leadership studies. He is excited to support the Henrico office in their various efforts to serve the constituents of Virginia’s Seventh District.

“Our internship program is now on its third round of participants, and I’m confident that our fall interns will provide valuable contributions to our teams in Henrico and Washington,” said Spanberger. “This paid opportunity meets an important need, providing constituent services, legislative, and administrative support so our office can continue serving and representing Central Virginians in the best manner possible. This fall, we appreciate the interns’ assistance as we continue our work to address the high cost of prescription drugs, push for fiscal responsibility in the U.S. House, advocate for commonsense gun safety reforms, and address the critical challenge of rural broadband access.”


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