For release: January 8, 2008
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey
Six University of Memphis students have been selected for the Washington Center Internship
for the spring 2008 semester. They are the first from the University to be accepted
for the internship.
The recipients and their designated programs are Steven A. Gause of Jackson, Tenn.,
mass communications; Jessica A. Gibbons of Germantown, international affairs; Cary
L. Littlejohn of Selmer, Tenn., law and criminal justice; Kofi M. Martin of Jonesboro,
Ark., advocacy, service, and arts; Barry Matthews of Humboldt, Tenn., business and
information technology; and James A. Shields of Cordova, international affairs.
The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars is an educational, nonprofit
organization serving hundreds of colleges and universities in the U.S. and other countries
by providing opportunities for students to work and earn academic credit in our nation's
capital. The Center maintains ties with thousands of organizations – nonprofit, governmental,
corporate, and international – that provide high-quality internships in Washington,
D.C. The program has more than 35,000 alumni, many of whom are now leaders in their
professions and in civic affairs in their home countries.
More information about the Center is available at www.twc.edu