Cambry Standridge, a Rogers State University junior from Owasso, has been selected for a fall internship through the Washington Center, a nationally-recognized internship program that places students with private, public and nonprofit organizations in Washington, D.C.
Standridge will intern with the Washington Performing Arts, a non-profit dedicated to bringing professional musicians and performance arts to enrich cultural experiences in the nation’s capitol.
She will be serving in as the administrative and finance intern for the organization where she will work in its human resources office as well as accounts payable.
A graduate from Lincoln Christian High School, Standridge is a junior majoring in business administration with an option in human resources. She has been actively involved in campus leadership opportunities at the university, where she currently is vice president of the President’s Leadership Class, a member of Phi Beta Lambda and the Campus Activities Team, and co-director for the 2018 Hillcamp new student orientation experience.
She will leave for her Washington Center internship at the end of August and return to Oklahoma in December.
The Washington Center is an independent, nonprofit organization that provides internship programs and academic seminars to college students. The organization arranges 2,000 to 3,000 internship placements annually. Standridge will earn college credit for successfully completing the internship program.
“I’m really excited about the opportunity to get to explore Washington, D.C., and to make connections and build my personal network within the city for possible career opportunities after I graduate,” she said.
Washington Center internships are comprised of internship placement, an academic course and the Leadership Forum. All students are enrolled in a particular program according to their area of interest. Each program focuses learning on concepts closely related to students’ intended professional fields. Activities and special programming, such as panels or tours of embassies or businesses, are tailored to the program’s core learning objectives and areas of study.
This will be the first time Standridge has been to the nation’s capitol, and she said she’s looking forward to exploring each of the Smithsonian museums along with enjoying all the arts and culture the city offers.
“My goal is to walk away from this internship with a strong personal network, and I want to feel like D.C. is a second home to me,” she said.