CBCF Congressional Internship Program

DEADLINE: March 25, 2018

The CBCF Congressional Internship Program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to learn about the legislative process, leadership and careers in the policy making process. Interns work in Congressional Black Caucus member offices, attend professional development events, and participate in leadership development projects. Housing and a stipend are provided. This program is offered every summer. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale; should live and/or go to school in a CBC member district; 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, official sealed transcripts from all institutions attended should be uploaded to your online application in the second part, Supplemental Questions, after you submit your General Application.

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:

Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you legally eligible to work or study in the U.S?
  2. Please upload an *official* electronic transcript. Screenshots will NOT be accepted. Transcripts can also be submitted by mail before the application deadline (applicants may upload their transcript request confirmation or receipt in this space as a placeholder).
  3. If applicable: Visa Type
  4. If applicable: Date of Exipration
  5. Please request an additional letter of recommendation (from an individual other than those requested on the General Application).
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