WASHINGTON – The Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute named Cat Cojocaru 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. Cojocaru was one of eight individuals selected, from a pool of over 100 applicants. During the internship Cojocaru will be working in the Senate Democratic Diversity Initiative 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.”
Cojocaru is a senior at the University of Missouri, studying public relations in the Missouri School of Journalism and pursuing a second degree in political science. On campus, she is the alumnae relations chair of the Eta Chi chapter of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority, the public relations chair of Greek Allies, and a member of the Proud Tigers Mentorship Program. Cojocaru also works at the MU Terrorism and Disaster Center as an undergraduate fellow.
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.