NSA’s Rice selected for internship program
Published 7:30 pm Saturday, May 11, 2013
Winford K. Rice Jr. has been selected to participate in the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Inc.’s 2013 Congressional Internship Program in Washington D.C., from May 26 to July 27.
Rice, a 2010 graduate of Nansemond-Suffolk Academy and the son of Winford K. Rice Sr. and Crystal Rice and grandson of Lennora O. Skeeter, has been offered placement in the office of Representative John Lewis. This program offers the opportunity for college students from across the nation to learn about the legislative process, leadership and careers in the policy making process. 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.
Congressional interns are selected based on scholastic achievement, strong writing skills, community service contributions and evidence of leadership skills.
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Rice is a senior philosophy and religion major at Morehouse College, Atlanta, Ga. He was a 2011 Philip G. Hubbard Law fellow at the University of Iowa, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and served as a CEISMC Mentor in 2012 at Georgia Institute of Technology, mentoring and tutoring youth in SAT preparation and college applications. In 2012, Rice served as an ambassador for the International Interfaith Peace Pilgrimage traveling to Tokyo, Hiroshima, and Nagasaki, Japan, to engage in conversations and service concerning the adverse effects of nuclear waste and weaponry.
In 2013, he was selected as a UPS Scholar for the UPS Foundation working directly with staff members to promote learning in the classroom and in the community through technology and local partners.
Other leadership activities include president of the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel Assistant Program for the 2013-2014 academic year; ambassador for Morehouse College Presidential Ambassador’s Program; co-chairman of the Morehouse College’s National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; member of the National Festival of Young Preachers 2012-2013; chaplain of Alpha Rho Chapter Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. 2013-2014 academic year; and a member of the CLEO Law Program.
He maintains a 3.7 cumulative grade-point average and has made the dean’s list and president’s list several times. He is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta Leadership Honor Society and a member of Phi Sigma Tau National Philosophy Honor Society. He was the second-place finalist for the Morehouse College Otis Moss Jr. Oratorical Competition 2013.