KIPP Colorado alumnus and current Colorado State University student, Brandon Gonzalez, will join a cohort of KIPPsters for an internship on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC this summer as part of the third annual KIPPster Federal Policy Fellowship Program. Through this program, he will gain invaluable first-hand knowledge of the inner-workings of our nation’s government.
The opportunity is part of KIPP’s mission to prepare students for success through college and in the competitive world beyond. This means doing more than simply preparing students for the academic demands of college. Instead, our nationally-recognized KIPP Through College team supports alumni during their entire college career, for up to six years, helping students find meaningful programs and experiences that truly prepare them for success in whatever path they choose after completing college.
Brandon wants to be engaged in the policy arena because he wants to see a path towards citizenship for undocumented immigrants. “There are thousands of others like myself who would take advantage of the privilege to vote and excercise their right and vote for more progressive pieces of legislation," he said.
In addition to giving him resume-boosting work experience, Brandon’s internship will help provide real-world context for his current studies in college.
Brandon, and All KIPPster Federal Policy Fellows, will receive financial resources to help cover the cost of living and business expenses, including housing at George Washington University, public transportation assistance, business attire, a bi-monthly paycheck, and field lessons.
To learn more about the KIPPster Federal Policy Fellowship Program, click here.