Grambling State University student awarded Capitol Hill internship

Grambling State University (GSU) student Steven D. Wilson was recently awarded an internship in Operations with the House Democratic Caucus in Washington, D.C. Now through May, Wilson’s duties will include providing outreach support to Democratic Member offices, managing logistics, assisting with team projects, attending remote congressional briefings and hearings, conducting research, and drafting internal documents. The senior biology pre-med major said he was in total shock when he learned about being selected. To his surprise, he discovered several medical doctors and PhDs serving in Congress.

“I hope to gain knowledge and exposure on how the Democratic Caucus works and how certain decisions are made along party lines,” Wilson said. “I also want to learn the due process on how bills are crafted, the democrats take on the current global pandemic that we are living in, and what processes that they are taking to get us back to a close sense of normalcy.”

While he aspires to attend medical school and pursue a specialty in anesthesiology, the internship will help fuel Wilson’s other goal of becoming a politician with a primary focus on healthcare.

The third generation in his family to attend Grambling State University, Wilson is also a member of Kappa Alpha psi Fraternity, Inc. and is actively involved in over 15 other organizations that include 2019-2020 SGA President, student member on the Grambling University Foundation board, and a student member of the University of Louisiana system student advisory council.

Wilson found the opportunity by working with the Office of Career Services at Grambling State University. Their services include: resume and cover letter writing, interview skills, career assessments, internship, and job search strategies.

“I am passionate about helping students find their dream job or internship,” said Kellye Blackburn, director of Career Services at GSU. “It was my pleasure to assist Steven with his cover letter and resume, and documents he needed to complete his application for the Operations Internship. Through our partnership with Handshake, students have access to more than 8,500 opportunities across several majors.”

For more information about Career Services at Grambling State University, email Kellye Blackburn at blackburnk@gram.edu.


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