Glencoe resident Eli Greenspan will be interning for Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) this spring in D.C. gaining firsthand knowledge of the legislative process and learning about the inner-workings of federal government all while developing research skills.
“Being an intern in Senator Durbin’s office has been an amazing experience,” Greenspan said in a press release. “You know you are part of something special when you spend your days actually working in a Senate office and walking around the hallways of the Capitol.”
Greenspan, a senior in University of Maryland, is majoring in government and politics.
“I hope to learn more about how this office operates on a daily basis, to help where I can and to find a position or field to work towards in the future,” Greenspan said.
Durbin also started his career on Capitol Hill as a college intern 45 years ago.
“I will never forget that day in February of 1966 when [Sen. Paul Douglas (D-IL)] agreed to hire me as an intern to work in his office,” Durbin said in a press release. “It was one of the most exciting things I had ever done; a student from East St. Louis, Illinois was going to work in the office of a U.S. Senator. I know what a valuable experience it can be and we strive to make sure all of our students get a glimpse into the workings of the United States Senate.”