COLLEGE TO CONGRESS PROGRAM DESIGNED TO HELP STUDENTS LIVE AND WORK IN D.C.
WASHINGTON D.C. - Some U.S. Senators are inviting high-achieving college students to become interns on Capital Hill.
Maine Senator Angus King joined the committee of "College to Congress."
The program provides scholarships to economically disadvantaged college students so they can come intern for members of congress. The money helps cover the cost of living, including a professional wardrobe, transportation, housing, and meals to unpaid interns.
In a statement King said quote "If there s anything I've learned from the interns in my office, it's that there's nothing a kid from Maine can't do if given the chance to succeed."
By supporting student's hard work and determination, college to congress is helping young people across the country grow, prosper and find success in public service."
King is among the few members of congress that pays his full-time interns.