Aug 07 2018

Fairhope Native Completes Capitol Hill Internship

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

During Partridge’s time in the office, he researched legislation, conducted tours of the U.S. Capitol building, attended hearings on several different issues, and assisted constituents on the phone and in person 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.”

Steele Partridge is the son of Cy and Shepard Partridge of Fairhope.  He is a junior at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, where he studies history and spanish.  Partridge is an active member of the Order of the Gown, the Sewanee Investment Society, and Beyond Sewanee club.

“Working under Senator Shelby has been an experience I will carry with me for the rest of my life,” said Steele Partridge.  “Learning about the inner workings of our government through the Senator and his staff has taught me so much about what goes on here in Washington.  I am honored to have served the people of Alabama during my internship.  I would like to thank the Senator and his staff for being so helpful throughout my time here and for the unique opportunity to work in his office.”

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