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Students Gain Experience as Government Interns

Loyola press release - July 23, 2004

STUDENTS GAIN EXPERIENCE AS GOVERNMENT INTERNS

THIBODAUX Ė Seven students are spending the summer semester working in government internships sponsored by the Louisiana Center for Women and Government at Nicholls State University.

The Centerís internship program provides college and university students across Louisiana with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience and an inside view of the governmental process, all while earning college credit. The seven students chosen as interns for the summer 2004 semester were selected based upon grade point average, a written statement, community involvement and an interview.

The Louisiana Center for Women and Government summer interns are:

∑ Gregory Brumfield Jr. of New Orleans, a government junior at Nicholls State University, assigned to the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus and the Louisiana Legislative Womenís Caucus;

∑ Beverly LeBouef of Bourg, a legal assistant studies graduate from Nicholls State University, assigned to the Jefferson Legislative Delegation and the Louisiana Republican Legislative Delegation;

∑ Kelli Stroud of Morgan City, a Nicholls State University junior majoring in history with a minor in government, assigned to the Governorís Office in the Office of Policy and Planning;

∑ Sarah C. McGriff of Dallas, Texas, a drama and communications graduate of Loyola University at New Orleans, assigned to the Attorney Generalís Office, Public Information Division;

∑ Sheramie A. Verret of Theriot, a Nicholls State University senior majoring in pre-pharmacy and minoring in criminal justice and government, assigned to the Department of Education;

∑ Jason Cole of Longview, Texas, a senior at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches majoring in sociology with a minor in philosophy, assigned to the University of Louisiana System;

∑ Kelley Bagayoko of Baton Rouge, a political economy junior at Tulane University, assigned to the Governorís Office in the Office of Policy and Planning, and the Louisiana Legislative Womenís Caucus.

Interns in the program work four days a week in a public sector office, usually in Baton Rouge, and attend class on the Nicholls campus on Fridays. In addition to earning 15 hours of academic credit, interns receive paid tuition for the semester, a dorm room, if needed, and a monetary stipend.

The Louisiana Center for Women and Government at Nicholls State University was established in 1990 to encourage the future leadership of women by preparing them for public services through non-partisan provision and support of education, research and training. For more information on the Centerís programs, visit the Nicholls State website at www.nicholls.edu/lcwg or call (985) 448-4770.