Stennis Program for Congressional Interns

About the Program

The Stennis Program for Congressional Interns is a competitive, bipartisan, bicameral program designed to provide congressional interns with a unique opportunity to understand better the role of Congress as an institution and its role in our democracy.

Participants connect with current and former senior congressional staff through a series of discussion sessions designed to provide an in-depth look at Congress and its operations with other Washington, D.C., institutions. The program also provides participants an opportunity to build relationships with other interns from throughout the country. A certificate of recognition is presented at the end of the program.

The Summer 2022 program runs from June-July 2022 and consists of weekly interactive discussion sessions of an hour and a half each.

First Session 117th Congress Stennis Congressional Interns attend coffee meetup in Washington, D.C.

Session Topics

Participants in the Stennis Program for Congressional Interns will attend six weekly discussion sessions that explore various aspects of Congress. The program’s goal is to provide interns with a greater sense of the challenges and rewards of congressional public service.

communications

oversight

appropriations

Small Groups with Former and Current Senior Congressional staff

Program Eligibility Requirements

Applicants MUST be a current intern in a member or committee office throughout the duration of the program.
Interns may apply directly for the 2022 Summer cycle.
Interns must have completed at least two years of college, have a good academic record, and be interested in a career in public service,
Approximately 30 interns will be selected to participate in the program.

Program Commitment

Program participants will be required to attend sessions every Friday for six weeks from June 24th to July 29th. The sessions are 90 minutes, from 2:00-3:3o p.m.
Program participants will be required to write a 1,000-word article for submission to Public Service Review.
All Interns must participate in Program Project, including: one group memo & a final session "Pitch" to current and former senior congressional staff.

One Research Boulevard, Ste. 104, Starkville, MS 39759

(662) 325-8409

201 Massachusetts Ave., NE, Ste. C-7, Washington, D.C. 20002 

(202) 546-1837

One Research Boulevard, Ste. 104, Starkville, MS 39759

(662) 325-8409

201 Massachusetts Ave., NE, Ste. C-7, Washington, D.C. 20002 

(202) 546-1837