Serenity Smith, a junior political science major, will spend the summer in the offices of Representative Gregory Meeks as the winner of the prestigious Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) Internship program. As part of the award, Smith will receive a $3,000 stipend and housing at George Washington University (all expenses covered) and participate in many networking and social events and seminars.
Established in 1986, the CBCF Congressional Internship Program answered the call to help diversify our democracy by increasing the pool of talented public servants. This intensive nine-week summer program offers the opportunity for college students from across the nation to learn about the legislative process, leadership and careers in the policy making process. Interns work in CBC member offices, attend professional development events, and participate in leadership development projects. The program prepares young people to become informed decision makers and influential leaders who shape our world. This program is offered every summer.