Job, Careers, & Internships

  • 10/1 DUE: Honors Congressional Internship Deadline

    The five members of the United States House of Representatives and the two senators from Connecticut, in partnership with the Honors Program and Department of Political Science, are offering students interested in the workings of the US government the chance to spend the entire spring semester working in one of their offices in Washington. As a full-time Congressional intern, UConn interns become part of that particular congressperson’s team of staffers. Interns participate in staff meetings, attend committee meetings, research and write reports, and visit other offices on Capitol Hill. This opportunity provides not only first-hand knowledge about our federal government, but also a distinctive professional experience. Governmental internships can be practical experience for students of all majors and especially for those interested in political science, history, and law.

    This exciting hands-on, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, is available to all UConn students (whether or not they are in the Honors Program) in their sophomore, junior, or senior years with a 3.0 GPA or above. 

    Applications are competitive and are due on October 1, 2021. Selected applicants will move on to internal UConn interviews for selection and potential placement.  Finally, candidates who are chosen to continue through the process will work with Honors and Political Science to compose, assemble, and send materials to their placement site’s intern coordinator office in Washington, DC for final approval.

    To learn more and apply:


    For more information, contact: Megan Baro at

If you have any questions, please contact Honors Programming and Events at 860-486-1616.