The Curtis Etherly, Jr. Scholars Program

The Washington Government Relations Group Foundation (WGRGF) is delighted to announce the inaugural Curtis Etherly, Jr. Memorial Internship Program, which will create opportunities for native Washingtonian college students who are interested in gaining exposure in public policy and government affairs. Curtis was a titan in the field of advocacy and exemplified what’s possible when local DC students are given an opportunity to lead. A native Washingtonian and Ballou High School graduate, Curtis went on to earn degrees from Yale and Georgetown Law School. Throughout his extraordinary career, he always found ways to give back to the community that raised and nurtured him. For that, WGRGF is proud to extend new opportunities to DC students who may follow his path. The internship program term will be June 3, 2019 through August 2, 2019 and will provide students with exposure to the inner workings of Congress, corporate relations, public policy, and relationship building.



CEJIP scholars will perform the following duties, including but not limited to:

  • Assist in formulating policy priorities and legislative advocacy strategy
  • Receive briefings and attend sessions to develop a basic understanding of the federal legislative process
  • Attend Congressional hearings, federal agency briefings, symposiums, meetings with Congressional and agency staff, and related events
  • Draft memorandums, testimony and correspondence
  • Review and research pending legislation

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