June 26, 2015
Jayla Johnson Interns for the Ethnic Minority Young Adult Summer Program
Jayla Johnson of Salisbury, MD was one of ten persons selected to begin work in the Ethnic Minority Young Adult (EYA) Summer Internship program of the United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (GBCS). Johnson will work in nonprofit and nongovernmental social-justice organizations in the U.S. capital for two months.
A business administration major and communication minor at West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, WV, Johnson is from the Peninsula-Delaware Conference, Northeastern Jurisdiction. Her placement is with Methodist Federation for Social Action, which mobilizes clergy and laity within The United Methodist Church to take action on issues of peace, poverty and human rights. She attends Faith UMC, Rockville, Md.
"From this experience, I hope to build a foundation for future opportunities that come my way by networking with individuals through the General Board of Church and Society and the United Methodist Church overall," said Johnson.
Young adults are selected annually to participate in the internships. Applicants are drawn primarily from the five ethnic caucuses of The United Methodist Church (UMC), and increasingly from Central Conferences (outside the United States) to reflect the global nature of the denomination.
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