May 31 2018

Birmingham Native Completes Capitol Hill Internship

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today announced that Bebe Wheeles of Birmingham, Alabama, completed an internship this summer in his Washington office.

During Wheeles’ time in the office, she 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.”

Wheeles is a senior at the University of Alabama who will be graduating this fall. She is working to complete her degree in political science and public policy, with her primary interest being in state and local government. Wheeles is a member of the University of Alabama Equestrian Team and the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority.

“I am so thankful for the opportunities presented to me throughout this internship,” said Bebe Wheeles. “Working in Senator Shelby’s office has allowed me to meet so many amazing people, live in a beautiful new city, and become more prepared for my future in government. Being able to serve the American people, especially those from my home state, is something I will always cherish. Thank you.”

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