Aug 07 2018

Rising Alabama Freshman Completes Capitol Hill Internship

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today announced that William Stiers of Alexandria, Virginia, completed an internship this summer in his Washington office as part of his Career Exploration Senior Project.

During Stier’s time on Capitol Hill, he researched legislation, conducted tours of the U.S. Capitol building, and attended hearings on various issues of importance to Senator Shelby.

“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.”

William Stiers is the son of Bill and Mary Catherine Stiers of Alexandria, Virginia.  He recently graduated from St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School and plans to attend the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa in the fall. 

“The opportunity to intern on Capitol Hill has been an incredible experience,” said William Stiers.  “I have been able to meet so many new people and learned so much about our legislative process.  Whether I’m scanning files, answering phone calls, or even delivering a speech to the Senate floor, each little errand is so important and essential for even the most senior staff.  From day one, the staff welcomed me as if I was family.  I know the relationships that I built during my internship will last many years into the future.  I would like to thank Senator Shelby and his staff for giving me the opportunity to complete this internship.  I am extremely grateful for it.”

Prior to graduation, every senior at St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School is required to complete a unique senior project.  These projects serve as a way for students to learn through career exploration or volunteer work.  Students are required to spend two weeks on the project, delivering a presentation to their peers on the experience upon completion.  Stiers chose to apply for Senator Shelby’s Congressional Internship Program as his project.  The internship program is open to students who exhibit an interest in government and public service.