2019 Congressional Intern Training Program
POLIS has retooled its Congressional Intern Program to ensure any/all interested students can participate. If you plan to pursue an internship in a congressional office and would like some additional support, POLIS will host monthly hour-long workshops on a range of topics.
Because we understand how busy students are with classes and other commitments, we will host two sessions per month on the same topic, giving interested students two chances to attend each one. Each workshop will be from 3:00pm to 4:00pm on a Tuesday or Wednesday, and will take place in Room 201 of the Sanford Building (part of the Sanford School for Public Policy):
September 10/11 - Background: What interns do
October 15/16 - Research: Where to apply
November 19/20 - Resume Writing: Showcasing applicable experience
January 14/15 - Cover Letter: Demonstrating sincere interest
February 4/5 - Engagement: Communicating with offices
March 3/4 - Following Up: Persistence vs. restraint
April 7/8 - Open Session: General Q&A
We'd like to get a headcount of students who are interested so we can better anticipate numbers. When you have a moment, please sign in here:
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Note that this workshop is for anyone interested in pursuing a congressional internship. You don't have to sign up to attend, and you don't have to attend each monthly session.