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Cabinet interns start work

Six young students taken on for summer internships at the Cabinet Office (Photograph supplied)

Six high-flying undergraduates will intern at the Cabinet Office this summer under a programme offered by the Department of Workforce Development.

The scheme, announced in the 2018 Throne Speech, coincides with two other programmes to develop the talent of Bermudian youth.

Students interested in social and public policy, strategy, business and management science or law were encouraged to apply via the Bermuda Job Board website.

The successful students are:

• Ailey McLeod: a graduate from University College Utrecht who majored in Anthropology and Political Science and minored in History;

• Stephen Symons: a senior from Point Park University majoring in Business Management and Political Science;

• Ryley Tannock: a rising senior attending St Mary’s University and studying Criminology and Psychology;

• Kezia Battersbee: a fourth-year student attending Acadia University, majoring in Political Science and minoring in Sociology;

• Halle Teart: a rising sophomore majoring in Sociology and Africana Studies and minoring in Social Policy and Entrepreneurship and Management at Johns Hopkins University;

• Khari Place: a graduate from Oakwood University who studied Applied Math and plans to complete a Master’s in the future.

David Burt, the Premier, said the summer programme afforded young people “applicable experience in public service as well as exposure to great career opportunities for those interested in the inner workings of government and making real changes in Bermuda”.

Mr Burt added: “I look forward to working with them and benefiting from their policy work and research.”

Ms McLeod noted that there was “a lot of emphasis on engaging with the youth in Bermuda”.

She added: “There’s a desire for insight and opinions that come from young people of Bermuda, and that’s really exciting.”