Shanise Johnson | Webster University

Shanise Johnson


Shanise Johnson, Executive Director
St. Louis Internship Program

Shanise Johnson is the Executive Director of the St. Louis Internship Program (SLIP) and has directed programming at SLIP since November 2002. Shanise is a proud product of the St. Louis Internship Program, where the goal is to provide hope and opportunity for high school students in financial need through paid summer internships, intensive employability training, and year-round college and career planning, in partnership with businesses and community organizations, and to build the St. Louis community by developing motivated, well-trained, and talented future employees. She is responsible for overall management and fiscal oversight, managing community partnerships, designing student programming, and directing evaluation and reporting.


Shanise holds a B.S. in business administration from St. Louis University, an M.B.A. from Webster University, an M.A. in teaching from Lindenwood University, and Business/Career Education Professional Certification for teaching at the secondary level. In 2016, she received a Diverse Business Leader award from the St. Louis Business Journal. When Shanise is not engaging with the students of SLIP, she is providing educational support, career counseling or event coordination to a number of organizations. Through her many endeavors, Shanise is committed to ensuring that every student she serves graduates from high school fully prepared for college and careers.