CBCF Communications Internship Program
FALL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM DATES: August 27 – December 7, 2018
The semester-long CBCF Communications Internship program sponsored by State Farm offers undergraduate students who are interested in learning about press and media relations on Capitol Hill. Interns work with the press secretary or communications director in Congressional Black Caucus member offices. Housing and a stipend are provided. This program is offered during the fall and spring semesters. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale; should be at least a college sophomore at the time of application; have a permit to work in the U.S.; and have a demonstrated interest in public service, governance, and the policy-making process. Recent graduates are eligible as long as they have not yet started post-graduate studies and have graduated no more than a year from the internship program start date.
You must use your full first and last name as your display name when creating your application account. This will allow us to locate your application when uploading your transcripts.
Our two-part online application will require you to submit the following:
(1) Two short essays answering the questions provided in the application.
(2) Three electronically submitted letters of recommendation.
(3) A one-page resume listing extracurricular activities, honors, employment, community service, and special skills.
(4) In addition, please submit official sealed transcripts from all institutions attended via mail attention to CBCF Leadership Institute if you are not able to upload all official transcripts.
PLEASE NOTE: Our online application has “two” segments. The first is the general application which collects materials relevant for all of our programs. Once you have completed this portion, you will be brought to a section showing all opportunities for which you may be eligible. Here is where you can answer opportunity-specific questions for each scholarship/internship/etc., such as personal statements, additional references, art samples, etc.
You can find more information on the following pages: