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U.S. Cannabis Council and Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Launch Cannabis Internship Program

· Nov 19, 2021

The U.S. Cannabis Council and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation this week launched the Pathways to the C-Suite Internship program, which partners Black college seniors and one-year post-bachelor degree graduates with some of the nation’s top executives in the private sector to experience how public policy is influenced and developed at every level of the process.

Tahir Johnson, director of Social Equity and Inclusion at the Cannabis Council, said on LinkedIn that students who sign up with the program will be placed “at some of the most prominent cannabis companies in the country to gain valuable career experience and building a diverse talent pipeline for the industry.”

“Through the Pathways to the C-Suite Internship Program, participants gain practical and meaningful work experience in a corporate setting and obtain first-hand experience working with organizations whose top priorities include diversity employment retention and internship-to-employment opportunities,” the description for the program says.

The program requires students to be U.S. citizens or a have permit to work in the U.S. for the duration of the program, which runs from January 10, 2022, to April 29, 2022. Applicants must be available to participate full-time upon acceptance, cannot be enrolled in classes, and must have not graduated more than a year from the internship program start date. Interns also cannot be enrolled in graduate studies. All interns must also receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

There will be two informational sessions held later this month for potential applicants — on November 23 and 29.

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The U.S. Cannabis Council and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation this week launched the Pathways to the C-Suite Internship program, which partners Black college seniors and one-year post-bachelor degree graduates with some of the nation’s top executives in the private sector to experience how public policy is influenced and developed at every level of the process.

Tahir Johnson, director of Social Equity and Inclusion at the Cannabis Council, said on LinkedIn that students who sign up with the program will be placed “at some of the most prominent cannabis companies in the country to gain valuable career experience and building a diverse talent pipeline for the industry.”

“Through the Pathways to the C-Suite Internship Program, participants gain practical and meaningful work experience in a corporate setting and obtain first-hand experience working with organizations whose top priorities include diversity employment retention and internship-to-employment opportunities,” the description for the program says.

The program requires students to be U.S. citizens or a have permit to work in the U.S. for the duration of the program, which runs from January 10, 2022, to April 29, 2022. Applicants must be available to participate full-time upon acceptance, cannot be enrolled in classes, and must have not graduated more than a year from the internship program start date. Interns also cannot be enrolled in graduate studies. All interns must also receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

There will be two informational sessions held later this month for potential applicants — on November 23 and 29.