changing congress

one intern at a time

Our Mission:

We create pathways for students to intern in Congress who otherwise could not afford it.

What We Do


1. Secure Internships

We provide access to internships in Congress for Pell grant eligible college students


2. Cover All Costs

We fund all costs associated with a summer in Washington D.C. Including travel, housing, meals, and a professional wardrobe


3. Match With Mentors

We match our interns with hill staffers of the opposite party to build bipartisan relationships

Did you know?

96% of Congressional Internships are unpaid, preventing many talented students from gaining experience in our nation's capital, one of America's most expensive cities.

Congressional Champions

Congressional Champions

We have partnered with Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle to promote socioeconomic diversity on Capitol Hill. We are proud to have our efforts lead by these distinguished leaders in both the House and Senate.

Steny Hoyer photo

Steny Hoyer

Representative (D-MD)

C2C Congressional Co-Chair

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Fred Upton

Representative (R-MI)

C2C Congressional Co-Chair

What Our Interns are Saying


Kelly Coffee-Tavi

Western Michigan University

"Thanks to College to Congress I was financially able to step into the political arena. During my time in D.C., I did more than expand my professional network and build my resume. I was able to learn and grow as a future leader."


Dino Nzanga

George Washington University

"College to Congress was an amazing experience that I would recommend to anyone interested in a future in politics. You'll grow professionally and learn to have a deeper appreciation for this diverse country of ours."


Juan Pablo Sanchez

University of South Florida

"From understanding the behind the scenes legislative process, to witnessing the public health efforts on the Hill, this experience changed the trajectory of my life by motivating me and providing me with insight I would have never grasped elsewhere."


Abigail Megginson

University of West Florida

"Because College to Congress fully funded my internship, I was able to explore life on the Hill without the financial burden and devote time to making lifelong connections to launch my future career in public service."


Conner Francis

Hampden-Sydney College

"There are a lot of life lessons you learn in the Senate and College to Congress has opened doors to connections I never thought I would have."


Yaritza Anguiano

San Jose State University

"It's hard to put into words how amazing my summer experience was interning for a member of Congress. Being a small town girl, I wouldn't have been fortunate enough to have this experience without College to Congress."

Like what our former interns have to say about their life-changing experience on Capitol Hill? Join our next class of interns by applying today!

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Our work would not be possible without the generous support of individuals and companies who are helping us change the face of Congress.

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