Richardson Accepts Prestigious Summer Internship
April 20, 2011
LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech junior infielder Raven Richardson recently accepted a summer internship with The Washington Center, a national organization that provides college students professional internships and academic seminars.
One of 30 student-athletes selected, Richardson will spend the summer in Washington D.C., learning from the nation's top business professionals while obtaining course credit through evening classes. Richardson, a general studies major from Placentia, Calif., will also spend each Monday in a leadership forum as the organization brings in weekly guest speakers.
"It is obviously a tremendous honor to be selected for such a prestigious internship," Richardson said. "I can't help but to thank those at Tech who nominated me for this opportunity, and I look forward to spending my summer in Washington D.C."
The Washington Center recently partnered with the NCAA, making scholarships available for student-athletes to further their academic and professional careers with summer internships. Richardson earned a $9,500 scholarship, which will cover her tuition and housing during the stay.
The organization's website states that participants get "an insider's view of how the world is really thinking, how it really works." As part of her studies, Richardson will follow the business and management trek.
"Raven Richardson is more than deserving of the internship with The Washington Center," said Justin Paysinger, Tech Director of Student-Athlete Affairs. "Since Raven arrived at Texas Tech last year, she has been dedicated to making herself into the complete student-athlete. Her diligence in the classroom, an unwavering commitment to her sport, and a constant involvement with various programs to develop necessary life skills has allowed Raven this great opportunity and we are all very proud of her."
The internship begins during the last week of May and runs all the way until early August. If Tech is still competing in the NCAA Championship during that time, Richardson's arrival date will be delayed.
During her time in the nation's capital, Richardson will keep Texas Tech fans updated on her happenings with occasional blogs on the school's official website, www.texastech.com.