The Kappa Alpha Order Internship Program was created to provide deserving undergraduates with the desire to become better educated and informed on both the public and private sectors of our national government. In addition, this program will give undergraduates the opportunity to gain professional work experience while living in the Washington, D.C. area. The E. Fleming Mason Memorial Internship Program provides a once in a lifetime opportunity to any interested Kappa Alpha Order undergraduate. The internship, living and working in Washington, D.C., and interacting with other interns from across the country, provides an everlasting experience.
Applications are due November 15, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST
Internship Dates: End of May through end of July
Interns will fly from their home or college address to the Roanoke Regional Airport and a staff member will bring everyone to Lexington, Virginia for Orientation of the program and tour of the Kappa Alpha Order National Administrative Office at Mulberry Hill and a historic Lexington tour. A staff member will then transport the interns to Washington DC to check into their apartment/dorm at The George Washington University to begin their summer internship. Interns will participate with Political fundraising events, workshops, personal development opportunities and the Annual Chiefs of Staff Luncheon.
Applicants must be an initiated active member and 21 years old at the time the internship begins on May 24th.
How are the interns selected?
The E. Fleming Mason Memorial Internship Committee selects seven applicants based on their application. Then the committee schedules phone interviews to finalize the list to five interns. Internship selections will most likely be finalized late February/early March.
How are the internships selected for the E. Fleming Mason Memorial Interns?
Interns are placed into top-notch internships based on their future career plans and/or interests. Several KA alumni assist with internships for U.S. Senators and Congressman, Lobbyists, Political Fundraisers and other career-related fields. Sometimes two internships are provided for an intern to give them a different experience.
What does KA provide for the interns?
Interns will receive transportation to and from the internship and lodging at The George Washington University. Interns are responsible for all other costs and most internships are not paid.
If you have any questions, please contact Director of Leadership Education Tullis Beasley at (540) 463-1865 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
E. Fleming Mason
The internship program honors E. Fleming Mason, an initiate of Beta Pi Chapter at Presbyterian College in 1929, Commander for John Temple Graves Province (South Carolina) from 1962 to 1975, and Preceptor of the Graves Court of Honor. E. Fleming Mason was the first director of the South Carolina highway patrol in the late 1930’s and then made his career with the FBI until he retired in 1968. After his retirement, he served the province as the Preceptor of the Graves Court of Honor. Until his death in 1987, Brother Mason was extremely active in the affairs of the Order. He was a fixture at many Graves Province chapter functions. He worked tirelessly to promote the Order’s ideals and was instrumental in helping numerous KAs find summer employment and potential careers after graduation.