ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A Georgia student has been selected to participate in a summer internship program with the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW), one of largest women's political organizations in the nation.
Erica Barker, a native of Dahlonega, Ga., has been awarded the Dorothy Andrews Kabis Memorial Internship. Named for the former president of the NFRW who was later appointed U.S. treasurer by President Richard Nixon, the program gives young women the opportunity to spend part of the summer at NFRW headquarters in Alexandria, Va.
Erica is entering her senior year at the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega, where she is studying political science with a concentration in American politics. With a background in politics and community service, she serves as chair of her College Republicans chapter and as political director for the Georgia Association of College Republicans. She is active with various Republican women’s groups in her area.
“I’ve found a passion for educating my peers, as well as garnering female interest in the Republican Party and dispelling the myths that may keep women from affiliating, “ Erica says. “I'm excited to intern for an organization that shares the same values and passions as I do.”
Founded in 1938, the NFRW has thousands of active members in local clubs across the nation, making it one of the largest women’s political organizations in the country. The grassroots organization works to promote the principles and objectives of the Republican Party, elect Republican candidates, inform the public through political education and activity, and increase the effectiveness of women in the cause of good government.