Coca-Cola UNITED’s 2019 “Pay It Forward” Internship

Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED is celebrating the 2019 edition of the “Pay it Forward” internship week!

In April, Coca-Cola reviewed applications received for the program through participating HBCUs, selecting 25 students total based on their standout applications.

From the West Region, the following HBCU students were chosen to participate in the “Pay it Forward” internship program:

  • Jonah Bushell from Alcorn State University
  • Hollie James from Alcorn State University
  • Amyre Brandom from Xavier University of Louisiana
  • Lauryn Williams from Xavier University of Louisiana
  • Raejenay Cash from Grambling State University
  • Shanya Espy from Grambling State University
  • Michael Patterson from Southern University
  • Joli Gill from Southern University
  • Breyette Jones from Dillard University
  • Tazhawn Moliere from Dillard University

These selected students joined Coca-Cola at either the company’s Baton Rouge, La. or New Orleans, La. facilities from July 29, 2019 – August 2, 2019. This week-long internship program gave the students the opportunity for firsthand experience in a range of roles available at Coca-Cola, including sales operations, productions, marketing, packaging, pricing, event planning, philanthropy and community relations.

“We are excited to meet and get to know these exceptional HBCU students as they join us for their internship week,” said Susanne Hall, Vice President, West Region, Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED. “Our goal is to provide these interns with the opportunity to develop their career goals further and to gather valuable perspective as they plan for their next phase in life.”

The internship experience is a part of the company wide “Pay It Forward” program, which aims to provide African-American youth with opportunities to celebrate students’ achievements and further their success.

You can find more information on the annual “Pay It Forward” student opportunity here.