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Congressional Internship Program: Application and Timeline

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Application Instructions 

Step One: Submit a resume and written response in Handshake (essay prompt is in the job posting.)

Step Two: Email two references to Mary Beth Woodward at Referrers may choose to email directly.

Step Three:  If selected, you will interview with Baker Center and  career center staff and others on the CIP committee.

Step Four: If chosen for the program, the committee will present your application materials to selected offices who will then make hiring decisions.

Step Five: Individual congressional offices make offers to candidates. Once an offer is solidified, you will receive housing in DC free of cost, a moving stipend, and support and preparation prior to your internship.

Legislative Offices’ Deadlines and Requirements

Each office’s individual procedure varies, but typically you will apply with the following: Resume, cover letter, and two-three references. Some offices also require an online application form, writing sample and recommendation letters from your references. Deadlines also vary; it is recommended to check each site to which you intend to apply and plan to submit applications at least two months prior to the desired internship session.

Diana Harshbarger R Application: Online Form
Burchett, Tim R Application: Online Form
Fleischmann, Chuck R Application: Downloadable Form. Email completed Form with Resume
DesJarlais, Scott R Application: Check website for Application Instructions
Rose, John R Application: Online Form
Green, Mark R Application: Online Form; Deadlines 3/4/22
Kustoff, David R
Application: Online Form, Resume & Cover Letter
Cohen, Steve D
Application: Online Form, Resume, Cover Letter & Email Transcript
Bill Hagerty R
Marsha Blackburn R Application: Resume and More; Deadlines for application: Su – 4/15; Fa – 7/15; Sp – 11/1