Note: We will begin accepting applications for Summer 2018 on September 22
Become a Capitol Hill Intern
Interning on Capitol Hill is a career-forming experience. It’s also one of the most exclusive internship positions to get and just so happens to be in one of the most expensive cities in the US.
Capitol Hill interns build leadership skills, policy knowledge, and get to work on America’s toughest challenges. Often times, students are deterred from seeking this opportunity because a lack of financial resources combined with little connections in the political arena. That’s why we exist. College to Congress wants to help you land your dream internship on Capitol Hill. There’s just a few things we need to cover before you apply.
How does the C2C Program work?
Our internship program is eight weeks long and takes place during the busy summer months before Congress heads into August recess. If you are selected to join C2C’s program, we will work with you to secure an internship in either the House of Representatives or the Senate, using our vast network of participating Hill offices. Often times these positions include attending hearings and briefings on behalf of congressional staff, giving Capitol Tours, conducting legislative research, answering calls regarding current policy, as well as other tasks.
Once we have secured your congressional internship, pack your bags because we’ve got you covered. Literally. We will cover the cost of your flight to DC, provide paid housing on the hill, a food allowance, and clothing allowance to best prepare you for your congressional experience.
We also pair you with experienced congressional staffers and government affairs professionals who want to share their expertise, experiences, and networks with you.
Do I qualify to apply?
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.
Do I have all my application materials?
A completed packet includes:
- Current Resume (your resume should not exceed one page)
- Two Letters of Recommendation (one personal and one professional)
- College transcript
- FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR)
An Essay responding to one of the following three topics:
- Why do you want to come to DC and intern on Capitol Hill?
- Share an adversity you have faced and how you have overcome it.
- Choose a political issue and advocate for or against it.
We will begin accepting applications for the Summer 2018 period on September 22!