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.