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  • 10/1 (DUE) Honors Congressional Internship Program App.

    Honors DC Congressional Internship Program - Applications Due 10/1

    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 United States government the opportunity to spend the entire Spring 2023 semester working in one of their offices in Washington, D.C.

    As a full-time Congressional intern, students are fully integrated into office operations and become part of a congressperson’s team of staffers. Interns participate in staff meetings, attend committee meetings, conduct research, write reports, and visit other offices on Capitol Hill. Interns also assist with each office’s constituent services including helping manage telephone and mail correspondence between the congressperson and their constituents, as well as leading constituent tours of the U.S. Capitol Building. Interns may even have the chance to contribute to the writing of new legislation. This opportunity provides students with first-hand knowledge about our federal government and 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 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. Students will receive 15 UConn credits while on the program, three of which are Honors credits by taking POLS 3991 (12 credits, Supervised Field Work) and POLS2998WH (3 Honors credits, Political Issues)

    To learn more about the opportunity, please view our information session recording available on the program website. Students can apply for the program through Experiential Global Learning. Applications are due October 1st, are competitive,and require a resume, essay responses, a writing sample, and two letters of recommendation, so we encourage interested students to start their applications well in advance of the deadline. This is a fee-based Experiential Global Learning program. Students can reach out to Experiential Global Learning ( for more information and to learn more about scholarship opportunities that may be available.

    For more information, contact: Megan Baro at

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