Alabamians Complete Summer Internships
Five Alabama natives recently completed summer internships in the Washington, D.C. office of Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL).
During their internships, they assisted with legislative and administrative tasks including answering the phones, giving visitors tours of the U.S. Capitol, assisting with research, running errands, and attending hearings.
Congressman Byrne said: “It is always a joy to host Alabamians for internships in our nation’s capital. This group showed great interest and passion for our state and the various issues facing our nation. Whether it was giving a tour of the Capitol or researching a legislative initiative, they went above and beyond to serve the people of Southwest Alabama. I wish them all the best as they prepare to enter the next chapter of their lives.”
William Chandler, a native of Montgomery, Alabama, is a junior at Sewanee, where he is double-majoring in Politics and English with a minor in Rhetoric. He is planning to graduate in May of 2020 and attend law school.
Chandler said: “I feel honored and blessed to have had the opportunity to be a part of Team Byrne for the past month. Serving the people of Alabama’s First District with Congressman Byrne and his incredible staff has been such a fulfilling and exciting experience. I look forward to taking on my next chapter armed with the experiences, lessons, and relationships I have gained from this internship. I am so grateful to Congressman Byrne and his staff for this opportunity, and I am eager to continue supporting the valuable work that they do.”
Win Gustin, a Mobile native and Murphy High School graduate, is a rising junior and History major at Washington and Lee University. He plans to graduate from W&L in 2020 and is looking to attend law school along the East Coast.
Gustin said: “Living and working in our nation’s capital has been an incredible learning experience for me, to say nothing of the privilege of working on the Hill with Congressman Byrne, his brilliant staff, and the other interns. I loved getting to personally know fellow constituents from Alabama’s First District, and I look forward to applying everything I’ve learned to my future career.”
Trinidad Miller, a native of Brewton, Alabama, is a senior at the University of Alabama, where he is majoring in Marketing with a double specialization in Sales and Services Marketing. He is planning to graduate from the University of Alabama next May.
Miller said: “I am very fortunate and blessed to have had the opportunity to serve Alabama’s First District alongside Congressman Byrne and his staff for the past few weeks. This internship has been both engaging and rewarding. I am looking forward to using all that I have learned from this experience in my future endeavors. I could not have asked for a better office to intern with than Team Byrne and cannot thank them enough for providing me with this opportunity.”
Casey Nelson, a native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is a senior at the University of Alabama, where she is pursuing dual bachelor’s degrees in Public Relations and Political Science. She will graduate from the University of Alabama next May.
Nelson said: “Working for Congressman Byrne has been my greatest honor. I will always be thankful for the growth I have experienced through this internship as it has prepared me to pursue a career in Washington following graduation. I am especially grateful for the mentorship and guidance offered by Team Byrne.”
William Newman, a native of Montgomery, Alabama, is a senior at the University of Alabama, where he is majoring in Finance with a specialization in Investment Management. He is planning to graduate from the University of Alabama next May.
Newman said: “This has truly been a once in a lifetime experience, and I am so thankful to Congressman Byrne and his entire staff for giving me this opportunity. I was very blessed to be able to work with the best office for the best Congressman on the Hill!”
Congressional internships are a valuable experience for students interested in the legislative process or the federal government. Congressman Byrne accepts interns throughout the year. All interns must be in college or a recent college graduate at the time of their internship. Click here for more information on the internship process.