For senior political science major Raequan D. Jones, he would be hard pressed to come up with a better internship opportunity.
Raequan Jones (r) gets some legislative wisdom from state Rep. Donald Blakey, who is one of two DSU alumni currently serving in the Delaware General Assembly (the other is state Rep. Stephanie Bolden).
Mr. Jones of New Castle, Del. is serving as a legislative fellow at the Delaware General Assembly. With aspiration to become an attorney, this internship represents an outstanding highlight to an undergraduate journey that will end in May with his graduation.
“It is a huge stepping stone toward my career goals,” Mr. Jones said. “It will give me access to see how government works and will guide me in what I really want to do and how I want to do it.”
Mr. Jones works on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons for the Delaware House of Representatives, where he does administrative work, types memos, and records meetings of the following House committees he is serving: Veterans Affairs, Correction, Labor, Sunset as well as Telecommunications, Internet and Technology.
While his work at the state General Assembly is certainly a high point in his undergraduate years, it is not the only highlight.
Mr. Jones, a native of Norfolk, Va. has taken advantage of DSU’s global opportunities through study abroad two trips. In Ghana, Mr. Jones studied agriculture and public policy; while in the course of that work he traveled throughout the entire country. Mr. Jones also did a study abroad stint in South Korea’s Jeju Island, where he studied business at the University of Jeju.
Also at DSU, Mr. Jones served as the president of the Young Democrats from 2012-2014, and represented the University as the Opportunity Scholar at the 2011 Opportunity Nation Summit in New York City. Mr. Jones was also a speaker at DSU’s inaugural Inspired Day of Service in 2012.
As for his post-DSU years, Mr. Jones knows what his next step will be.
“I plan to go to law school and major in constitutional law,” he said. “I am a humanitarian and a human rights activist, so I believe my future will include those areas.”