An intensive, eight-week internship in Washington, D.C., is on offer to college students who were part of the Migrant and Seasonal Head Start program as children. “Our interns overcome almost insurmountable odds to graduate from high school then attend and graduate college. It is our obligation to recognize leadership and fortitude in younger generations and to help maximize their potential,” said Cleo Rodriguez Jr., executive director of the national program.

The paid internship offers on-the-job training, networking, professional and leadership skills development, and mentoring. In its fourth year, “the impact of this internship is becoming apparent,” said associate program director Robert Crumley. “Two [past interns] are applying to law school, one was recognized by her university for outstanding leadership, and yet another has a professional job in Washington, D.C.”

Applications are due January 16 and can be found at


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