Delaware Technical Community College Owens Campus student has accepted an internship with AmeriCorps.
Marcus Wright, 22, of Seaford, will travel to Calif. to intern with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through AmeriCorps. The internship will last for 10 months, and during that time he will be part of the FEMA response unit, meaning he will likely travel across the country responding to any disasters that need federal aid.
“An internship with FEMA on your resume opens up everything,” said Wright, a human services major at Delaware Technical Community College’s Owens Campus. “I felt like this was something I couldn’t pass up.” He will join 15-16 other interns who will work 40-50 hours per week. They are also required to do an individual service project that takes at least 80 hours, and will participate in at least 4-6 large projects, some in California and others across the country.
Wright is a student ambassador and volunteers for nearly every project or event at the Owens Campus. He is also a volunteer assistant football coach at Seaford High School and has participated in mission work.