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Our Mission:

Change Congress.

College to Congress is a non-partisan nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a more inclusive and effective Congress by empowering the next generation of public servants.

 
 
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Who We Recruit

We seek students with a passion for public service.

College to Congress (C2C) creates pathways for high-achieving, low-income college juniors, seniors, and recent graduates to intern in Congress who otherwise could not afford to do so. Congressional internships are essentially a prerequisite for working on Capitol Hill. However, most of these are unpaid, creating a concrete barrier for low-income students. Thus, through our comprehensive program, we aim to disrupt the traditional pipeline of wealthy and connected people filling positions of power in the United States Congress.

Learn more about who's eligible

 
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Why It's Important

We seek a democracy that truly represents the people that it serves.

Talented students with limited financial resources and no political connections often forgo applying to work in DC because they simply cannot afford it. Congressional internships, therefore, are filled by affluent and connected students who can afford to work unpaid. These individuals go on to become congressional staffers, policy influencers, and even run for office. This has created a bubble of politicos who have similar socioeconomic experiences and who speak from a limited world view. By leveling the playing field for the next generation, C2C provides the foundations for a more collaborative and effective government.

Learn about our impact

 
 
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Our Congressional Champions

 
 
 

we're proud to partner with over 10% of congress.

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

 
 

 

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Get Involved

There are numerous ways to support our students and make an impact. Whether you'd like to donate your time, your experience, or your support, there is an outlet for everyone. Do your part to change Congress today!

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