College to Congress provides students an 8-week internship in Congress during the busy summer months leading up to recess. This internship will provide a close-up experience to our legislative process, the role of Congress, and core job and life skills for a successful future.
College to Congress guarantees their program attendees three benefits:
Secure Congressional internships for students who are FAFSA/Pell Grant eligible, a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have completed their sophomore year.*
Cover costs associated with a summer internship, including transportation to Washington D.C., housing, wardrobe stipend, and a meal stipend.
Mentor students and provide a forum to interact and learn from Members of Congress, current and past hill staff, and corporate partners.
REQUIREMENTS/NECESSARY SKILLS FOR RECRUITMENT:
Applicants must be U.S. citizens, 18 years of age on or before the first day of the internship, and meet the following criteria:
You must have completed your sophomore year and be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution).
You must qualify for FAFSA Federal Aid (Pell Grant). A Student Aid Report (SAR) will be required as proof of your FAFSA eligibility.*
You must be available to live in Washington, D.C. from June 3rd to July 31st
* If you do not qualify for a pell grant please still apply and use the "additional information" portion on the application to share why you need this scholarship.
Applications are due March 31, 2017
Find our online application here: http://www.collegetocongress.org/apply
Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Transportation, Housing, Meal, and Wardrobe striped provided
INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
-Attending hearings and briefings
-Answering constituent phone calls
-Giving tours of Capitol building
-Conducting legislative research
-Facilitating efficiency of congressional office