Capitol Hill Internship Program

Get help launching your career in politics, policy or public service with an inside view of American government. The Capitol Hill Internship Program supports internships in Washington, D.C., or local Congressional districts for students who are interested in learning more about the Legislative Branch. Students who secure an unpaid, non-credit internship can receive a stipend of $450 per week up to a maximum of $4,500 for the summer. The application process is competitive and five students will be selected to receive funding.

Application Process

Interested students should begin by attending an information session. Information Sessions are held throughout the fall semester. Check the calendar on Handshake to find dates and times.

Application Deadline: Monday, Oct. 21, 2019

Interested students should begin by attending an information session. These will be offered weekly in the fall, up to the application deadline. Check the Bridge and Career Insider blog for scheduled sessions. You can also contact the program director, Marilyn Shull, directly at Please put "Capitol Hill Internship Program" in the email subject line.

The application includes a resume and statement of interest. Students are encouraged to have the Center for Career Advancement review their application materials. Students selected to participate in the program will be notified by the Center for Career Advancement in mid-November. 

Selected students will work closely with representatives of McAllister & Quinn LLC starting in the fall semester to identify an application strategy for the spring semester and begin targeting internship opportunities. Students will be responsible for following up on leads they get through McAllister & Quinn LLC; placement is not guaranteed.

Center for Career Advancement


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