The deadline to apply for the summer session of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Congressional Internship Program is March 22,according to a press release from the Office of the V.I. Congressional Delegate. The 2012 summer session is slated for May 27 to July 28. The nine-week summer program offers college students from across the nation the opportunity to learn about the legislative process, leadership and careers in the policy making process. Interns work in CBC member offices, attend professional development events, and participate in leadership development projects. The program prepares young people to become informed decision makers and influential leaders who shape our world.
Interns will receive a $3,000 stipend, are housed at a local university (all expenses covered) and may be eligible to receive academic credit at their college or university for participating in the program. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or have permission to work in the U.S., be currently or recently enrolled in college full-time when applying for program and have demonstrated interest in public service, governance, and the policy-making process.
Congressional Interns are selected based on the following criteria: solid scholastic achievement, strong writing skills, community service contributions, evidence of leadership skills and quality of application and, in some instances, interview performance. The selection is highly competitive and applications are submitted to CBCF and reviewed by a selection committee. Applicants are also asked to print out their completed applications and provide a copy to the Office of the Delegate to Congress, along with copies of all application materials. Finalists are selected and notified by CBCF.
Interested persons should apply online at www.cbcfinc.org/internships and submit copies of their application and other materials to Makeda.email@example.com. For more information, call CBCF at (202) 263-2800 or Congresswoman Donna M. Christensen’s Washington DC office at 202-225-1790.