Eleanor Traynham, a double major in political science and public relations, is one of three University of Georgia students selected as the first Chambliss Fellows.
The fellowship program is part of the Chambliss Leadership Forum, which honors the commitment of public service that has defined the lives of former Sen. Saxby Chambliss and his wife, Julianne, and provides a platform to share his insights and expertise with the next generation of leaders.
Traynham is spending the Spring semester at UGA’s Delta Hall Washington, D.C. working in Sen. Johnny Isakson’s office. She hopes the internship is the start of a career in Washington, D.C.
“It’s my dream to work on the Hill,” she said, “so interning is a pretty essential first step.”
Traynham knows she wants to work in politics and plans to take this opportunity to decide on the exact role she’d like to play and where she sees herself in the future.
“It’s very fast paced, and every day is different. So far I really enjoy working in that environment,” she said. “I have learned to never be afraid to ask questions.”
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