The Capitol Hill Internship Program was established in 2005 to provide internship opportunities in Washington, DC or local Congressional districts for students who are interested in learning more about the Legislative Branch. This program provides a stipend of $300 per week up to a maximum of $3,000 for the summer for students who are able to secure an unpaid, non-credit internship.

Application Deadline

The deadline to apply is late November/early December. Applicants selected to participate in the program will be notified by the Career Development Center in early January. The selection process is competitive and students are encouraged to start the application process early, especially since a faculty letter of recommendation is required.

Selected applicants will work closely with representatives of McAllister & Quinn LLC in the spring semester to begin identifying internship opportunities. Students will be responsible for following up on leads they get through McAllister & Quinn LLC; placement is not guaranteed.

Information Sessions

Information Sessions are held throughout the fall semester. Check the calendar on the Bridge to find dates and times.

Congratulations to the Summer 2017 Recipients

  • Alexis Brito '19 (majors: environmental studies, Spanish)
    Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
  • Caroline Kehrli '18 (major: political science)
    Representative Bill Shuster (R-PA-9)
  • Jennie Matuschak '19 (majors: history, political science)
    Representative Seth Moulton (D-MA-6)
  • Matt Obeid '18 (majors: economics, history)
    Representative Matt Cartwright (D-PA-17)
  • Janiel Chantae Slowly '19 (majors: English-literary studies, political science)
    Representative Yvette Clarke (D-NY-9)
    Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
  • Jorden Sneed '17 (major: sociology)
    Representative Tony Cárdenas (D-CA-29)
  • Victoria Walker '18 (majors: international relations, political science)
    Representative Lou Barletta (R-PA-11)


Contact Marilyn Shull, Program Director, at or 570.577.1238 with any questions or if interested in participating in our programs.

Past Internship Fund Recipients: We would love to hear from you! We are always interested in what you are currently doing and if you are interested in assisting with the future development of the Capitol Hill Internship Program.


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