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Internship Information

Internship Information

After the 10th successful year of the Congressional Summer Internship Program, the John Brademas Center will once again sponsor a competitive opportunity for New York University undergraduate and graduate students to live and work in Washington, DC. During the 8 to 10 week program, participants will be placed in an office of a Member of Congress (or an approved organization or agency) where they will gain political and policy-making skills at the federal level. The interns will develop an advanced understanding of how Congress works to enact our nation's laws and will work on research projects under the supervision of faculty and fellows affiliated with the Center. Students may also be eligible to participate in the Young Leaders Network, a program in collaboration with other national centers for the study of Congress.

Participating students are encouraged to reside at NYU Washington, DC during the program. The Constance Milstein and Family Global Academic Center is located just blocks from the White House, the World Bank, and the Smithsonian museums, and features seminar rooms, an auditorium, reading room, and student lounges on each floor. The center also serves as a venue for dynamic public programming featuring leaders in government, business, and culture as well as notable public figures.

Please complete the 2016 program application

All applications are due by Sunday, February 7, 2016 - NO EXECPTIONS.

Application Requirements

  • Completed application form
  • Letters of recommendation (from faculty members or former employers)
  • Applicant's current resume
  • Short personal statement, explaining your specific interests related to national politics/policy-making and what you would like to gain from this experience (2 paragraphs)
  • Contact information (phone and email) of three (3) references
  • Applicant’s best short writing sample, not to exceed 3 pages

Questions can be directed to Thomas McIntyre or call 202-654-8327.

For selected students, interviews will be conducted the weeks of February 8th and 15th, with final selections being made by February 19, 2016. Candidates are encouraged to start the application process for Congressional offices of interest.

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