August 03, 2023


The Next-Generation Business Partnership internship program exposes students to new career opportunities; promotes entrepreneurship; encourages knowledge sharing among academics, business leaders, and trade associations; and helps to solve complex challenges facing business and society.

Meet the 2023 intern cohort.

Aneme Ikpe  

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College: Townson University  
Major: Sociology-Anthropology and Criminal Justice with a minor in African American Studies 
Classification: Junior 
Department: Federation Relations & Grassroots Advocacy

Professional Bio: Aneme Ikpe is a third-year sociology-anthropology major at Towson University. Her previous experiences include working as a mentor at The Choice Program at UMBC, as well as serving as a Campus Programming Assistant at Towson. She has experience and insight on non-profit management, leadership, team-building, and integrity. She is passionate about youth empowerment and hopes to pursue a law career after graduation 

Jake Jarvis  

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College: Oberlin College 
Major: Law and Society  
Classification: Senior 
Department: Office of the General Counsel

Professional Bio: Jake Jarvis is a senior at Oberlin College majoring in Law and Society. As a pre-law student, he hopes to attend law school after graduation. He is a captain on the men's varsity track and field team at Oberlin, as well as a member of the Black Student Athlete group. Previous work experience includes interning at the Recording Industry Association of America in 2022 and interning at Discovery Education in 2021.   

Jay Brandon Jones 

  • Jay Jones

College: Howard University  
Major: Political Science  
Classification: Junior  
Department: Strategic Alliances and Outreach  

Professional Bio: Jay Brandon Jones II, from Charlotte, N.C., is a rising Junior at Howard University with a Political Science Major and a minor in English. He is a student athlete on the Howard Football team, recently won the Middle Eastern Athletic Conference, and was named MEAC Champions 2022 and MEAC Commissioner's All-Academic Team for 2022. His previous experience includes interning at Hunter, Pamela Attorney at Law. He is passionate about poetry and writing and is a member of the poetry club at Howard. He previously attended Providence Day school.  

Alexander Medina

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College: California State University, Northridge 
Major: Political Science - Public Policy & Management, Minor in Urban Planning 
Classification: Senior  
Department: Government Affairs 

Professional Bio: Alexander Medina is a rising senior at California State University, Northridge, where he is majoring in political science with a minor in urban planning. Coming from a family of small business owners in Los Angeles, Alexander has always had an interest in creating a political climate that strongly supports industry. He is an advocate for economic development, innovative financial strategies, and passing business friendly legislation. His prior experience includes interning for various political campaigns, Congressman Tony Cardenas, and the Valley Industry & Commerce Association. At his university, he is a leader in multiple clubs, including the Association of Latino Professionals for America and the Political Science Student Association. In May, he was awarded the Lonnie S. Turner Scholarship Award by his university for being the top academically performing junior in the political science program. After graduating university, Alexander hopes to continue working in legislative affairs for the private sector. 

Damaris Moore 

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College: Howard University  
Major: Advertising  
Classification: Junior  
Department: Communications 

Professional Bio: Damaris Moore is a junior Advertising major at Howard University. Throughout her matriculation at Howard University, she has held several leadership positions. Her involvement in creative, community based, and event planning organizations has allowed her to have valuable knowledge and experience working in different the realm of social media management and strategic communications. With a commitment to staying ahead of the ever-evolving digital landscape, she continuously explores emerging trends, platforms, and tools to deliver innovative and tailored social media strategies. As well as being a student and intern, Damaris has been a makeup artist for three years glamming over 350 clients while also working with NYX Cosmetics on brand partnerships. 

Winston Moore Jr 

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College: Mount St. Mary's University 
Major: Business and Economics  
Department: Strategic Alliances and Outreach 

Professional Bio: Winston Moore Jr recently graduated from Mount St. Mary's University completing his degree in just 3 years. While studying business and economics at The Mount, he also played Division 1 basketball. He is an analytical individual who seeks a solution to complex problems and is devoted to finding the most efficient method for solving these problems. 

Evan Quaintance 

  • Evan Quaintance

College: Howard University  
Major: Political Science Honors 
Classification: Senior  
Department: Strategic Advocacy  

Professional Bio: Evan Quaintance, from Jacksonville, Florida, is a first-generation recent graduate from Howard University interning in the Strategic Advocacy division. His previous experiences include working for the Coalition for Juvenile Justice, interning for the Mincey Pollock for Florida campaign, interning for the Charles Booker for U.S. Senate Campaign, as well as serving as an intern on Capitol Hill. He is also on several advisory boards, such as the Black Policy Institute as well as a youth advisor for Young Invincibles. 

Brea Williams 

  • Bria Williams

College: Howard University School of Law  
Major: Law, JD 
Classification: 2L 
Department: Institute for Legal Reform 

Professional Bio: Brea Williams, a native of Northern Virginia, is on a mission to cut down systematic red tape and shatter glass ceilings. Brea Williams is a second-year law student at Howard University School of Law. During her short time at Howard Law, Williams has joined Black Law Students Association, Fashion Law Society, and Epsilon Sigma Iota Sorority, Inc. Additionally, Williams was granted the 2022 J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association Law Student Scholarship. Williams graduated summa cum laude from Alabama State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. She has an array of accomplishments from her undergraduate career that included being a continuous Thurgood Marshall College Fund Scholar and being invited by McDonald’s Corporation to speak in front of 10,000 students at UCLA for Michelle Obama’s Higher Education Day 2019. She also served her campus in numerous leadership roles as the Vice President and President of College Democrats, The Parliamentarian of Collegiate 100, a two-time Senator-at- Large of the Student Government Association and a member of Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society. Due to her academic and leadership success, she was named the George H. Andrews Student of the Year by Alabama State University in 2020.