Bethel Student Lands Legislative Internship


Randall Williams

Bethel University student Randall Williams of Dresden has landed one of the 28 legislative internships that are part of the Spring 2010 Tennessee Legislative Internship Program.
     According to Heather Stone, Bethel’s student development counselor, Williams began his bid for one of these esteemed positions earlier this fall by completing the application process.
     “This involved faculty appraisals, transcript reviews, a two-page essay, a detailed application and a nomination letter from me,” Stone said.
     Stone said Williams was then invited to come to the Legislative Plaza in Nashville to complete interviews with an academic panel that was composed of five faculty representatives from Tennessee colleges and a representative from the Tennessee Senate and House of Representatives.
     “The academic panel then reviewed each nominee’s application material combined with interview results and selected 28 students.
     “We are so excited that Randall was chosen. Bethel University will be well represented by him,” Stone said.
     According to Stone, Williams will work in Nashville during spring 2010.
     “He will begin the internship in January and will be working 40 hours a week gaining hands-on knowledge about how the governmental and political “wheels” of Tennessee turn,” Stone said.
     This is the second year Bethel has nominated students for this internship as well as the second year to have representation in the program. Last year, Oscar Starks and Jordan Donegan were chosen to take part in the program.
     A biology major, Williams is a member of the Bethel Wildcat football team where he was an Academic All-American in 2008. After graduation in May 2010, Williams plans to attend medical school.