– The Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute named Angela Tang to the summer class of Victory Congressional Interns. This competitive program places LGBTQ college students in a semester long internship with an LGBTQ or LGBTQ friendly member of Congress in their Washington, D.C. office. Tang was one of eight individuals selected, from a pool of over 100 applicants. During the internship Tang will be working in Washington Sen. Patty Murray’s office as part of the 2015 class of Victory Congressional Interns.
“Victory congratulates this year’s class of exceptional young LGBTQ leaders,” said Aisha Moodie-Mills, president and CEO of the Victory Fund and Institute. “The Victory Congressional Internship is a crucial part of the Victory Institute’s mission – to build and support a network of LGBTQ leaders. I look forward to the role that these eight young people will play in expanding LGBTQ representation.”
Tang is a junior at Whitman College where she studies Economics and Politics. On campus, she works as a council member on the Whitman Inclusion Diversity Equity Council, as a Resident Assistant, and as the Executive Director for the annual Power & Privilege Symposium. Tang recently completed a grassroots organizing fellowship with the Washington Bus and has also interned with the Intercultural Center of Whitman College, serving as GLBTQ Co-President.
Each semester, the Victory Congressional Internship develops the next generation of out public leaders by bringing outstanding LGBTQ college students to the nation’s capital to participate in an intensive program which includes firsthand experience working for a member of U.S. Congress, educational and leadership skills trainings, and a mentorship program. In November, the students will attend the Victory Institute’s annual international conference in Las Vegas.