Stephanie Tubbs Jones
Summer Internship Program
Summer Internship Program
DREF collaboratively sponsors a summer internship program with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. In 2023, we are pleased to announce that our Stephanie Tubbs Jones Intern will again experience working in congressional offices in our nation’s capital for a traditional eight-week period following the COVID-19 global pandemic.
The Stephanie Tubbs Jones (STJ) Summer Internship Program for minority women is a collaboration between the Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF) and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) Internship Program.
The Delta Research and Educational Foundation established the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Institute for Social Justice in 2008 under its Center for Research on African American Women to perpetuate the extraordinary life, leadership, and legacy of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. member Congresswoman Tubbs Jones.
Established in 1986, the CBCF Congressional Internship Program answered the call to help diversify our democracy by increasing the pool of talented public servants. This intensive nine-week summer program offers the opportunity for college students from across the nation to learn about the legislative process, leadership, and careers in policymaking. Interns work in CBC member offices, attend professional development events, and participate in leadership development projects. The program prepares young people to become informed decision-makers and influential leaders who shape our world.
The Stephanie Tubbs Jones Intern will also attend select programs and events sponsored by DREF in addition to full participation in the CBCF Congressional Internship Program.
The Stephanie Tubbs Jones Intern is selected based on the following criteria:
Questions? Send email to: STJInternship@deltafounation.net
2023 STJ Summer Intern Oladunni M. Oni, George Mason University graduate student shares reflections:
I am thrilled to share my incredible journey and experience as the 2023 DREF and Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Stephanie Tubbs Jones Intern with the Office of Representative Stacey Plaskett (D- U.S. Virgin Islands), also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.
Every moment of this experience was nothing short of inspiring and transformative. From the very first day, I was welcomed into a space of passion, purpose, and dedication to making a difference. The opportunity to contribute to the impactful work carried out by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation has been an honor beyond words.
During my Stephanie Tubbs Jones Internship, I had the privilege of participating in the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority 56th National Convention, engaging at the DREF booth, and joining insightful plenary sessions and workshops. It has also been an honor to be recognized as Collegiate Soror of the Year, both regionally and nationally, by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. This accolade acknowledges commitment to the chapter, community, and core values.
While working in Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett’s office, I collaborated on legislative tasks, answered constituent calls, and contributed to digital projects. I’ve stepped into spaces of which I once dreamed. As I step forward, I hold on to lessons, connections, and an unwavering dedication to bring about positive change.
Please direct any questions to Antoinette M. Rogers Ph.D., Director of Programs, at email@example.com.
Application Deadline: March 31, 2024