Application Closed
  • Deadline
    September 8, 2023 (11:59 PM ET)
  • Interviews
    September 11-13, 2023
  • Acceptance Notices
    September 15, 2023

The Brademas Center is pleased to offer a unique, sponsored opportunity to New York University Washington, DC undergraduate students. This program is available to students with internships on Capitol Hill, other federal government agencies, or nonprofit organizations relating to Congress. The Brademas Intern Program provides these select NYU Washington, DC students with funding and an enhanced learning experience to complement their internships. The goal is for students to develop an advanced understanding of Congress as a policymaking institution through work on research projects. Brademas Interns also participate in the Young Leaders Network, a program in collaboration with other national centers for the study of Congress, in which students hear from high level policymakers, journalists, and scholars in small group settings.

To be eligible, a student must be enrolled full-time at NYU Washington, DC and already have a confirmed placement in the office of a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate or, with approval from the Center, at a Federal agency, nongovernmental organization, or think tank engaging with Capitol Hill. Up to six NYU Washington, DC students are selected each semester, and this competitive program takes place over the course of eight to ten weeks in the Fall or Spring academic semesters.

Brademas Interns receive a $2,500 stipend and must submit a short research paper upon completion of the program. Please note that candidates can apply to the Brademas Internship Program only after securing a confirmed internship placement.

Application Details

To apply, please submit the following:*
  • Completed application form
  • 2 Letters of recommendation emailed to
    (from faculty members or employers)
  • Contact information (phone and email) of 2 references (other than recommenders)
  • Current resume
  • Official transcript
  • Short personal statement, explaining specific interests related to national politics/policy-making and expectations for the experience (no more than 300 words)
  • A short writing sample, not to exceed 3 pages double spaced

*All documents should be sent in PDF format in one email to with the following subject line: "Your Last Name, Your First Name: Brademas Center Intern."

Application submissions and questions can be directed to Thomas McIntyre ( or call 202-654-8327.

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