The 2018 GLBC Legislative Interns Program
The Georgia Legislative Black Caucus (GLBC) Internship Program began in 1983 in partnership with the Brisbane Institute located on the Campus of Morehouse College. The Brisbane Institute, named after the late Dr. Robert Brisbane, ia a living legacy created to memorialize the research, publication and public service in honor of its founder.
Over the past years, the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus, Inc. and the Brisbane Institute at Morehouse College have selected approximately twenty of the most qualified students from the Atlanta University Center, Georgia State University and surrounding colleges to serve the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus as interns during the legislative session.
Through this relationship, both students and legislators greatly benefit in this legislative learning joint venture. The students gain valuable practical experience to supplement their classroom education, one on one mentoring relationships with an elected official, and the opportunity to be an active participant in the legislative process. In return, legislators receive skillful professional service and the much needed assistance with many of their official duties and responsibilities. The GLBC applauds the support of our state colleges and the corporate community for the continuation of this relationship to improve communities, and develop our future leaders for the State of Georgia.
· Interns are required to work at least 10 hours per week.
· Interns are required to attend biweekly meetings that provide a forum for open and frank discussions about an intern’s experience.
· Staff members will perform site visits during the session.
· Interns are required to keep a daily journal, to be presented at the end of session regarding their experience.
· Legislators and legislative staff members complete evaluation forms and exit interviews for each intern.
· Interns may be provided a stipend and/or college credit for their service.
After internship selection, the GLBC conducts several professional development and life skills sessions in which we cover topics such as resume writing, business professionalism, current events, and general intern protocol.
2018 Internship Application Coming Soon!
To maintain and expand this program we ask our supporters for contributions that allow us to secure funding for our students’ stipends, transportation, supplies, and to cover the administration cost for the upcoming years. It is very expensive to maintain this internship. The GLBC is a non-profit 501 C 3 organization, and any contribution that are made; we will send you the appropriate letters for tax purposes.
If you would like to donate please visit our donations page to make a contribution.