one intern at a time.
Meet our 2019 Interns!
After months of reviewing over 1,000 applications, 19 students were chosen as part of this year’s class.
Creating a more inclusive and effective Congress by empowering the next generation of public servants
A democracy that is truly reflective of the people that it serves
The majority of Congressional internships are unpaid, forcing students to front the bill of a $10,000 opportunity. This creates a barrier of entry for students with limited financial means and no political connections.
When Congress excludes students based on their socioeconomic status, it fails to create policies shaped by people from various backgrounds. A political system is only effective when it truly becomes the representative body it was created to be.
We have created a comprehensive program that levels the playing field for Congressional interns. We provide financial support to cover an interns transportation, housing, meals, first professional wardrobe, and various needs while living and working in DC.
Our program includes curated leadership trainings to prepare students to pursue a career in public service. To help them cut through the partisan gridlock, C2C also pairs interns with a mentor of the opposite party, which we believe is fundamental to fostering bipartisanship and a more effective government.