Riley Phillips, a native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, completed an internship in the Washington office of U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.).
While in Washington, Riley completed legislative research, conducted tours of the U.S. Capitol building, and attended hearings on various important issues.
“The Congressional Internship Program is an important complement to these students' academic studies. Their experiences help bring to life what they have studied in the classroom,” Shelby said. “The internship fosters a fuller and richer understanding of our government's legislative process, while providing a first-hand view of public service. I know that the students that hold these internships will go on to achieve great things.”
Riley is a rising senior at the University of Alabama. She is a member of Kappa Delta Sorority where she now serves as President. Riley is also a member of Omicron Delta Kappa and Order of Omega honor societies. She volunteers with the Girl Scouts of America, the RISE Center, and Crossing Points. Riley will graduate in the spring of 2012 with a degree in Nutritional Sciences and Biology.
Senator Shelby’s Congressional Internship Program is open to college students who exhibit an interest in government and public service.