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The Black Girl 44 Scholarship Is Leveling The Internship Playing Field

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The Black Girl 44 Scholarship Is Leveling The Internship Playing Field

BY KYNALA PHILLIPS  via https://www.essence.com/

CREATED BY AN OBAMA WHITE HOUSE ALUM, THE SCHOLARSHIP WILL AWARD MULTIPLE $1,500 SCHOLARSHIPS TO FALL 2019 INTERNS IN WASHINGTON D.C.

The Black Girl 44 scholarship is hoping to bridge the gap between the breadth of opportunity in Washington D.C., and the wealth of talented Black collegiate women around the country.

Each summer the nation’s capital turns into intern city as current leader across industries begin to train the minds of tomorrow. However, interning in Washington D.C. could easily cost you an arm and a leg.

Many young women looking to score an internship have to take out loans or work multiple jobs on top of an internship in order to take advantage of these kind of career development opportunities. For students coming from historically underrepresented backgrounds low-paying or unpaid internships may be out of the question.

Founded by former White House Social Secretary …

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