For Immediate Release
June 13, 2024
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Athena W. Hernandez
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(BPRW) Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Welcomes Summer 2024 Intern Cohort

(Black PR Wire) Washington, D.C. — The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) is excited to announce the arrival of the Summer 2024 cohort of Congressional and C-Suite interns, a dynamic group of young leaders from colleges and universities across the country poised to begin a transformative public policy and professional development journey this week. This highly competitive internship program offers a unique opportunity for students to gain firsthand experience in the legislative process, develop leadership skills, and contribute to the mission of advancing the global Black community.

Throughout the summer, the selected interns will be placed in Congressional offices and work closely with members of the Congressional Black Caucus. They will engage in policy research, constituent services, legislative writing, and attend professional development workshops as part of the CBCF program. This immersive experience is designed to empower interns with the skills and networks needed to effect change and pursue careers in public service, and includes accommodations in the heart of Washington, D.C., a stipend, professional development training, and exclusive networking events to expand their professional networks.

“As we welcome our Summer 2024 interns, we are reminded of our commitment to nurture leaders whose talents and aspirations will shape the future,” said Dr. Ryan Tucker, Sr. Director of the CBCF Leadership Institute. “Through their work on Capitol Hill and in corporate spaces, and the guidance they receive in the program, we are confident they will not only contribute significantly during their time with us but will also go on to be changemakers in their respective fields.”

Caption: As a feature of the program, CBCF Summer 2024 Congressional and C-Suite Internship cohort are photographed inside the Rotunda of the Cannon House Office Building before a professional headshots photo shoot.

The Congressional Internship program is one of a full range of experiential opportunities offered by the CBCF Leadership Institute, whose goal is to increase the pool of Black leaders in public service careers and public policy positions through providing fellowships, internships, and scholarships. In 2023, CBCF hosted 110 interns across the Spring, Summer, and Fall from 24 states and representing 80 schools. The program also awarded more than $3 million in scholarships to 380 students that same year.

The CBCF Summer 2024 Intern Cohort is as follows:

Aaron Thompson Harvard College
Adam Sherif University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Addison Rose University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ahmir Day University of Virginia
Alexandria Taylor Prairie View A&M University
Alexis Rodriguez San José State University
Alicia Spight Xavier University of Louisiana
Amya Fedd Prairie View A&M University
Aniyah Denis Virginia State University
Arana Blake North Carolina State University
Ari Weems Norfolk State University
Arrington Evans Virginia Commonwealth University
Blake Sexton Georgetown University
Braeden Lessane Hampton University
Brandon Horne Southern University
Brian Best, Jr. Claflin University
Brooke Springfield Howard University
Bryson Robertson University of Miami
Cherie Animashaun Cornell University
Christopher Watson Cornell University
Collin McNatt Morehouse College
Cori Ross Howard University
Courtney Stephenson Florida A&M University
Damarion King Morehouse College
Darion Johnson Morehouse College
David Matthews Samford University
Deborah Kyerematen University of Connecticut
Destinee Jackson Norfolk State University
Gabrielle Dandridge Spelman College
Gabrielle Skyles University of Southern California
Georquel Goodwin Hampton University
Hope Giadolor University of Texas at Dallas
Isaiah Eby Vanderbilt University
Jared Williams The College of New Jersey
Jordan Ford University of Richmond
Kalil Bennett Emory University
Kayle Amos The University of Mississippi
Kejuan Stewart Albany State University – Albany
Kelsie Ania Tillage Spelman College
Kendall Walker Morehouse College
Kylan Benson Harvard University
Lamis Habila University of Pennsylvania
Leah Kabuya Howard University
Liam Wuestman Morehouse College
Madison Andrea University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Mariah Hudson University of Virginia
Mariyah Pickett Spelman College
Mary Betterson Howard University
Mason Mackie Yale University
Maya Muldrow North Caroline Agricultural and Technical State University
Michaela Tolliver Mercer University – Macon, Georgia
Michelle Jean-Louis Harvard College
Nicole Asuquo University of Colorado – Colorado Springs
Nigel Parker University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Nyic’Quavayion Willis Grambling State University
Ryan Bates Spelman College
Saiida Webb Howard University
Sasha Wilson Grambling State University
Sean Moran Georgetown University
Sierra Ford Bard College
Stephanie Danielle Boyd-Maignan Ohio State University
Taylor Branch Spelman College
Tiana Hicks University of Houston
Tori Pierce Xavier University of Louisiana
Tsion Weldetsadik Hope College
Tyler Collins Louisiana State University
Zaid Steele Shaw University

A cornerstone of the Foundation’s commitment to developing future leaders who are dedicated to advancing the interests of the Black community, the CBCF internship program selects students based on academic achievement, leadership potential, and a demonstrated commitment to public service.

Made possible by generous corporate partners whose support provides stipends, housing, and professional development for students to work and learn as interns in the halls of Congress, the CBCF Summer 2024 Internship cohort is sponsored by the following companies and organizations:

Aflac Phillips 66
Amazon Sigma Pi Phi Boule
Best Buy The Executive Leadership Council
CTIA The Links, Inc.
Delta Research & Educational Foundation (DREF)  UPSViatris
Genentech  Visa

In addition to assignments in Congressional Member office, C-Suite sponsors also host interns in their government affairs offices in Washington, D.C. This summer’s C-Suite sponsors are Aflac, CTIA, Home Depot, and Viatris.

For more information about the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and its internship programs, please visit


Source: Congressional Black Caucus Foundation