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Student Selected for National Congressional Black Caucus Internship

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Article by: Mona M. Rock, rockmm@pgcc.edu

LARGO, Md.—Jeffrey Marks, second year Prince George’s Community College political science major, has been awarded an internship with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. Emerging Leaders Program. The program, sponsored by Walmart, is a paid position for college students. Interns work four days on Capitol Hill, in federal agencies and nonprofit organizations, attend educational seminars that focus on domestic and international issues, participate in leadership-training sessions and visit cultural and historical sites in the Washington, DC area. Each cohort must complete a team community service project in the surrounding community. The semester-long opportunity begins August 28 and continues through December 10.

“Student success is a priority at Prince George’s Community College,” said Tyjaun Lee, vice president for student services. “From the moment students enter our doors, it is our goal to prepare them for opportunities of a lifetime. We know Mr. Marks will make a profound impact in his role as an Emerging Leaders intern,” she added.

"CBCF's mission and much of our reputation for success are built on our strong leadership education/development programs," said Elsie L. Scott, president and chief executive officer for CBCF. "We are known throughout the nation for our internship programs which provide college undergraduates with a behind-the-scenes look into the democratic process. Since its inception, more than 1,500 students have participated in Foundation internships and we welcome Jeffrey to our ranks," she said.

The goal of CBCF's Emerging Leaders Internship Program is to create a corps of trained, young leaders with the skills, outlook and contacts necessary to generate and sustain positive change in Washington, DC, and their local communities. Alumni will return to their communities knowing what it takes to pass legislation, form public policy and create coalitions.

Prince George’s Community College is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Two-year Education designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security (2010-2015). Established in 1958, Prince George’s Community College provides transfer and career programs that help students transfer to four-year colleges and universities and prepare them for the workforce. Each year, 40,000 students take part in more than 200 academic programs and workforce development and continuing education courses. Located in Largo, Maryland, Prince George’s Community College has additional sites at Joint Base Andrews, University Town Center in Hyattsville, Laurel College Center, Westphalia Training Center in Upper Marlboro and the Skilled Trades Center in Camp Springs. For more information, visit the college website at www.pgcc.edu.  
 

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