4th Congressional District Internship Association
Formerly 19th District Internship Association
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“The unique opportunity provided by the 4th Congressional District Internship Association to be exposed to the world of civil service in the Congressional capacity without financial obligation is truly remarkable. Serving as an Intern for Congressman Perry, his staff, and the people of the 4th District was both greatly rewarding and inspiring. As I was able to walk the halls of Congress, research legislation, attend committee hearings, and participate in legislative meetings during the D.C. portion of the program, I couldn’t help but be in awe of the process through which our nation advances law and policy. Not only was I provided opportunities to enhance my skills but I felt a sincere involvement in the democratic process and was invigorated to advance my passion for civil service in this arena. This was further advanced during by my time in the Gettysburg District Office as I was able to help constituents and see first-hand how policy and legislation truly affects lives of those in our community; another reminder of why those in civil service dedicate themselves to making a difference. I will forever be grateful for this holistic experience and opportunity.”

-Wes Reichart, 2014 Summer Intern

What Happens During an Internship?

An internship gives students the opportunity to see first hand what transpires in a Congressional office. Each intern serves in the office full time for the summer, spending five weeks in Washington, D.C., and five weeks in a District Office. During the course of the 10 weeks, the intern participates fully in the duties of the office. Students are given the opportunity to attend committee hearings, session of the House and the Senate, and interact with other government agencies.

Who is Eligible for an Internship?

Any undergraduate college student who is a resident of the 4th Congressional District of Pennsylvania is eligible to apply for an internship. They may be attending any college or university of their choice.

How are Interns Selected?

Interns are selected based on academic performance, extracurricular activities, and a sincere interest in government. Computer and office skills are also a requirement for selection. All final candidates for internships will be interviewed by a member of the Association's Executive Committee and a member of the Congressman's staff. The selection of interns is made on a non-partisan basis.

Are Internships Paid Positions?

The internship is an educational opportunity. Interns will receive a weekly stipend for basic expenses for this internship experience.

Where are Interns Housed?

While an intern is working in Washington, D.C., housing is provided at no charge at an area university, within walking distance to public transportation. Housing is not provided while the intern is working in the District Office.

When are the Internships?

Internships are available from mid-May through mid-August. Applications must be received by January 15 and interviews will occur by the end of January.

The 4th Congressional District of Pennsylvania is comprised of Adams and York counties and parts of Cumberland and Dauphin counties. The 4th Congressional District Internship Association is not supported by the U.S. House of Representatives.

The 4th Congressional District Internship Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible.*
*With the recent name change, we are in the process of updating our 501(c)3 non-profit status.