Initiative to target Capital Region student interns for professional development

Baton Rouge, La. (April 2, 2018) – The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) today announced the return of InternBR, an initiative of its Talent Development Department designed to provide area student interns with professional development focused on leadership and communication skills. InternBR is presented by Gallagher.

The eight-week program will take place in June and July and will include skills development workshops, service and social events, and a graduation ceremony. Applications are available online at brac.org/internbr and will be accepted through Monday, April 30.

“Cultivating the next generation of talent is top of mind for any business,” said Adam Knapp, president and CEO of BRAC. “The InternBR program is designed to connect student interns to valuable leadership development training, while also introducing them to Baton Rouge beyond a college campus. Ultimately, we want these students to recognize that Baton Rouge is a great place to launch a career.”

Professional communication and leadership topics include behavior preferences and leadership styles, email and workplace etiquette, and interpersonal communication and networking. InternBR fellows will also participate in service and social events to further connect them with all the Baton Rouge Area has to offer young professionals.

InternBR is a competitive, application-based program. Interested participants must have a summer internship in the Baton Rouge Area, be enrolled in a college or university, and have permission from a direct supervisor. Applications are open through Monday, April 30. Selected candidates will be notified in May. Interns and/or employers may complete the application and learn more online at brac.org/internbr.

InternBR is presented by Gallagher. BXS Insurance is a supporting sponsor.

About the Baton Rouge Area Chamber

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) leads economic development in the nine-parish Baton Rouge Area, working to grow jobs and wealth and to improve the business climate and competitiveness in the region. Today, BRAC investors include more than 1,500 small businesses, mid-sized firms, large industry and entrepreneurial startups, as well as individuals and organizations that support business and economic development. In this capacity, BRAC serves as the voice of the business community, providing knowledge, access, services and advocacy. More information is available at brac.org.

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