Biscayne College recent graduate lands prestigious paid internship in Washington D.C.
Biscayne College recent graduate, Jean-Bernard Latortue, has been selected for a prestigious internship in the nation’s capital with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. The CBCF’s Emerging Leaders Internship Program sponsored by Walmart is a semester-long internship for college students and recent graduates. Interns work four days on Capitol Hill, in federal agencies and at non-profit organizations. On Friday afternoons, interns attend educational seminars that focus on domestic and international issues, participate in leadership-training sessions and visit cultural and historical sites in the Washington, D.C. area. Each cohort must complete a team community service project in the surrounding community.
Program participants receive housing, a stipend, office placements, and opportunities to meet and interact with professional politicos and leaders working in all branches of government.
Mr. Latortue graduated in May 2013 from St. Thomas’ Honors Program with a dual major in Political Science and History. He was awarded the 2012-2013 Biscayne College Student of the Year as well as the Spirit of St. Thomas Award. Mr. Latortue was also the Undergraduate Speaker at his commencement ceremony.
Mr. Latortue is a true embodiment of what St. Thomas University ultimately seeks to accomplish – Developed leaders for life.