With over a decade of success, the Brademas Internship Program is a sponsored 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 are placed in an office of a Member of Congress (or an approved organization or agency), during summer session, where they gain political and policy-making skills at the federal level. Interns 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 also participate in the Young Leaders Network, a program in collaboration with other national centers for the study of Congress.
The Brademas Center will provide two internships exclusively to United States military veterans. These students will work with a military liaison to obtain an internship with a Veteran Member of the U.S. Congress, Department of Defense, or another approved agency or organization.
Application submissions and questions can be directed to Thomas McIntyre (email@example.com) or call 202-654-8327.
Q: I’ve been invited to interview, but won’t be in NYC during the available time slots. Can I still participate?
A: Skype interviews will be available for students unable to attend in-person in NYC.
Q: I will have graduated by the time the internship program starts. Am I still able to apply?
A: Unfortunately, students who have already graduated are ineligible for this program. You must be matriculated and enrolled in a program leading to a degree.
Q: I'm an international student and I wanted to know if my application would still be considered given my visa status?
A: Yes, your application will still be considered, as long as you have a valid F-1 (student) visa. The stipend provided is paid through the bursar's office, which does not violate the conditions of your visa.
Q: I’m currently studying abroad, can I still apply?
A: Yes. All current NYU undergraduate and graduate students are eligible, which includes those students studying abroad.
Q: Is it necessary for our recommenders and people we list for references be different? And overall, how long are recommendations expected to be?
A: Yes, it is helpful if the recommenders are different than your references. Typically, letters are about a page long, 3-4 paragraphs. It’s preferred that recommendation letters come from faculty members or former employers and sent directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.