The Business Council of Alabama has named Auburn University political science student Abby Hodge as an intern at the BCA.
“The BCA offers internships each year to select students as a way to expose them to the business and advocacy worlds,” said BCA President and CEO William J. Canary.
Hodge is a senior at Auburn University and expects to graduate in May with a major in political science. “Interning with the BCA provides a great opportunity to see how politics works from an insider’s perspective during the legislative session,” Hodge said.
Hodge will be a Governmental Affairs intern reporting to BCA Senior Vice President of Governmental Affairs and Chief of Staff Mark Colson and will support the BCA Advocacy Team during the 2016 legislative session that begins Feb. 2.
Hodge will assist in monitoring legislation related to BCA’s State Legislative Agenda, conduct research on BCA policy issues ranging from education, workforce development, legal reform, and taxation.
In 2015, Hodge was a legislative intern to the Alabama House of Representatives and assigned to the House Ways and Means Education Committee chaired by Rep. Bill Poole, R-Northport. She was a judicial intern in the Houston County District Court, and in 2013-14 was Director of Political Affairs for Auburn University’s Student Government Association. Hodge is an active member of Auburn University’s SGA Lobby Board.
She is a Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship recipient from Zonta International and has worked on local, state, and federal political campaigns.