US Customs and Border Protection: Internships and Community Outreach Programs Help US Customs and Border Protection Make an Early Connection with Minority Students

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US Customs and Border Protection: Internships and Community Outreach Programs Help US Customs and Border Protection Make an Early Connection with Minority Students


Leger, Katarina, Diversity Employers


Alfred A. Holston

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Title: Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Human Resources Management

Length of service: 34 years with the Federal Government; 8 years with Customs and Border Protection

Degrees and Professional Honors: B.A., History and Political Science, Fort Valley State University, Georgia Recipient--National Public Service Award--Conference of Minority Public Administrators Lecturer--2nd Annual Conference on Public Management, Policy and Development, Accra, Ghana-1999

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Can you describe US Customs and Border Protection's diversity initiatives?

CBP does a good job reaching out to various minority groups. Across the country we continuously build relationships with schools and minority organizations to ensure a strong interest base.

We often advertise in minority magazines such as The Black Collegian Magazine and we engage in numerous diversity activities in our community. One that I am particularly fond of is our "adopt a school program" where departments within CBP choose to adopt schools with a high percentage of minority students. We educate the students about the mission of CBP, and we play an important role in bringing some of the students into the agency using our internship programs. This program permits us to make an early connection with minority students and to build a positive image of our agency. In addtion to the "adopt a school" program, we have other internship and work study programs for both high school and college students.

Our Federal Career Intern Program allows us to focus on specific geographical areas where we have not been able to attract qualified candidates.

How about mentoring programs or other programs tailored to new hires?

Yes, we do have mentoring programs which enable new hires to seek advice and guidance from senior managers in the agency. …

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