May 31 2018

University of Alabama Sophomore Completes Capitol Hill Internship

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today announced that Mason Joyner, daughter of Walley and Kelly Joyner of Madison, Mississippi, completed an internship in his Washington office this summer.

During her time interning for Senator Shelby, Mason researched current legislation, conducted tours of the U.S. Capitol building, attended hearings on several important issues, and assisted constituents with various requests.

“The Congressional Internship Program provides students with an excellent opportunity to learn about the day-to-day workings of Capitol Hill,” said Senator Shelby. “First-hand involvement in our nation’s legislative process gives students a realistic perspective of various topics taught in the classroom. I have no doubt that these students have bright futures ahead of them and am grateful for their hard work and assistance to my office.”

Joyner is a rising sophomore at the University of Alabama (UA), pursuing a degree in Chemical Engineering. She is also a part of the STEM Path to MBA program at UA. Joyner served as a Junior Panhellenic Delegate for Chi Omega sorority during her freshman year and is a Greek Ambassador for the University. In addition, she is a member of the Society of Women Engineers and the Alpha Lambda Delta and Lambda Sigma Honor Societies. 

“This internship has been an incredible experience that has exposed me to so many opportunities for the future,” said Mason Joyner.  “I have met so many new people and seen so many new places.  It has been a blessing to work with this friendly, welcoming office and be a part of ‘Team Shelby’ for a few weeks.  They truly work so hard for the state of Alabama and our country, and I have been able to witness that work first-hand.  I cannot thank Senator Shelby and his staff enough for this opportunity.”

Senator Shelby’s Congressional Internship Program is open to college students who exhibit an interest in government and public service.