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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Audrey Henson
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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Audrey Henson
WHAT IT'S LIKE BEING A LOW-INCOME REPUBLICAN INTERNING 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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Audrey Henson
WHAT IT'S LIKE BEING A FIRST GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENT INTERNING 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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Audrey Henson
THIS NONPROFIT WANTS TO FUND YOUR DC INTERNSHIP

My passion for this nonprofit was spurred by my own experience interning in D.C. with Florida House. For eight weeks I interned for the nonprofit while also holding an intern position in a Congressional office. Because that opportunity was afforded to me through a generous scholarship, I was able to make long-lasting connections and get a sense of where I wanted to work after graduation and beyond.

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Audrey Henson