Many U.S. congressional & remote government internship applications are closing in the next few weeks for Spring (Jan - May) internships. This is a relatively low-effort, high reward thing to do if you you’re interested in testing your fit for policy.
I (Elika) interned in my congressional office for a semester just from off-the-cuff applying to test my fit and build my resume. This experience has been incredibly helpful - I now work for in US government and it gives me some more credibility in D.C.
Many applications are closing within the next 2-6 weeks. We’re offering to support anyone considering applying.
This is a particularly good fit if you’re:
- Interested in working in policy, politics, or governance solutions to problems
- An undergraduate student
- Able to work part-time (10+ hours per week)
If you think this could be a good opportunity, we recommend:
- Reading this guide to internships and remote government internships via VSFS which has information on which offices to choose from and how to apply and more
- Checking out these helpful links of all the Congressional office internships and open VSFS positions
- Making a list of offices you think you’d be a good fit for
- Applying! When in doubt, apply - there’s no harm in applying if you’re serious about exploring this opportunity. We’re offering to support if you’re interested.
We can help with:
- Whether or not you’d be a good fit for the positions
- Review your resume, cover letter & offices you’re interested in
- Accountability for submitting applications by the deadline
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