The CHCI Congressional Internship provides college students with a paid work placement in a Congressional Office or Federal Agency for a period of 12 weeks (Fall/Spring) or 8 weeks (Summer), allowing students to gain a first hand experience with our nation's legislative process. The Eligibility Criteria include:
Must be enrolled full time.
High academic achievement (preference of a 3.0 GPA or higher)
Evidence of leadership skills and potential for leadership growth
Demonstrated commitment to public service-oriented activities
Superior analytical skills, outstanding oral and written communication skills
Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent residents, asylees or individuals who are lawfully authorized to work full-time
The Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU) National Internship Program
The HACU National Internship Program provides students with the opportunity of intern with a range of federal agencies in order to gain experience and develop professionally. The internship runs for 15 weeks (Fall/Spring) or 10 weeks (Summer). It is a paid scholarship, which includes housing for those not living in DC. The scholarship is open to all students (both undergraduate and graduate) regardless of ethnicity, age, gender, faith, etc.
The Smithsonian Institution offers students from a range of backgrounds a variety of internship opportunities. The internships range from general (such as the General Smithsonian Internship Pool) to specific internships (such as the Minority Internship Program and the Native American Internship Awards). In addition there are numerous internships that are specific to Smithsonian museums (the National Museum of African American History and Culture). Some internships may include stipends. For more information regarding the internships and deadlines please visit the website link provided below.
The Udall Foundation Native American Congressional Internship
The Udall Foundation Native American Congressional Internship provides Native American and Alaskan Native American students with the opportunity to participate in a ten-week summer internship in Washington, D.C. The internship provides students with round-trip airfare, housing, per diem for food and incidentals, and a stipend at the close of the program. Students would be placed with in a congressional or agency office and work on legislative issues that pertain to tribal communities, network with key public officials and tribal advocacy groups, experience an insider's view of the federal government, and enhance their understanding of nation-building and tribal self-governance.
The Smithsonian Institution Native American Internship Awards
The Smithsonian Native American Internship Awards offers Native American students with the opportunity to pursue internship projects related to Native American topics and Native American resources at the Smithsonian. It is an appointment of 10 weeks with Smithsonian research and professional staff members and it provides stipends and a travel allowance.
Deadlines: Summer: February 1st, Fall: February 1st, Spring: October 1st.
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) Congressional Internship Program
This internship program is a nine-week summer program that offers the opportunity to college students from across the nation to learn about the legislative process, leadership and careers in the policy making process. Interns work in Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) member offices, attend professional development events, and participate in leadership development projects. Interns receive a $3,000 stipend and housing at a local university with all expenses covered
William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students
The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) in Washington, DC, offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship to one student three times annually. The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of color. The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with PSI in the Washington, DC office of the Aspen Institute. Through this fellowship, PSI seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues and challenges affecting philanthropy, social enterprise, nonprofit organizations, and other actors in the social sector. Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for this experience.
Deadlines: Spring: December 5th, Summer: February 27th, Fall: July 17th.
Work with the largest development agency in the world. USAID is home to a wide range of world-renowned global health experts working on projects of international scope and importance. The internships are based in USAID's Global Health Bureau and other bureaus. These compensated positions will not only provide you with a unique opportunity to gain practical experience in the field of global health, you'll also be at the center of some of the most important and interesting work being done today. All internships require US citizenship or US permanent resident status.