Jul 10 2018

Auburn University Senior Completes Capitol Hill Internship

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today announced that William Yancey Jernigan V, son of Emmie Pilcher Jernigan and the late William Yancey Jernigan IV of Brewton, Alabama, completed an internship in his Washington office this summer.

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

“The Congressional Internship Program provides students with a unique opportunity to experience 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 Washington office.”

Yancey Jernigan is a rising senior at Auburn University, and will graduate with a degree in Marketing in the spring of 2019.  He is a member of the Executive society in the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business as well as numerous honor societies.  Jernigan has served as the Scholarship Chairman for Sigma Nu fraternity for the past two years and has been listed on the Dean’s List since enrolling in 2015.  He has plans to attend law school upon graduation, fulfilling his lifelong dream of becoming an attorney.

“This internship has been an incredible experience that has exposed me to so many opportunities for the future,” said Yancey Jernigan.  “I have met so many new people and my professional network has grown exponentially.  It has been a blessing to work with this friendly, welcoming office and be a part of Team Shelby.  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.