Capitol Hill Interns to be Paid

CEO and Founder, Audrey Henson, sits down with Nexstar to discuss the how to appropriately spend the intern Appropriations money and the importance of socio-economic diversity. Click the link at the bottom to watch the full video.

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3 WAYS TO GET ALONG WITH THE OTHER SIDE

What a Capitol Hill intern, a Democrat, learned from her mentor, a Republican. Through the nonprofit College to Congress, Milla Anderson was able to intern for Senator Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) this summer. Milla also was paired with a mentor from the opposite side of the aisle.

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WHAT IT'S LIKE TO INTERN FOR SENATOR DOUG JONES ON CAPITOL HILL

Living in D.C. is expensive, and almost all Capitol Hill internships are unpaid. So congressional internships have traditionally been reserved for the privileged and well-connected. But organizations like College to Congress are changing that by providing low-income students with housing, transportation, networking opportunities, and even stipends for a professional wardrobe. In this series, we profile young women seeking careers in politics who may not have parents footing their bills, but do have plenty of drive to succeed on the Hill.

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FAMOUS 5: AUDREY HENSON LEADS COLLEGE TO CONGRESS

Audrey Henson was a lot of us when we first moved to DC: eager, ambitious, ready to take on the world — and also broke. She struggled as an intern working on Capitol Hill and recognized that she wasn’t the only one. That’s why she started College to Congress — so she can motivate young college interns to remain eager and ambitious, and power past the “broke” so they, too, can take on the world.

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