Stennis Program for Congressional Interns

Program Description

The Stennis Program for Congressional Interns is a competitive, bipartisan, bicameral program designed to provide summer congressional interns with a unique opportunity to better understand Congress as an institution, as well as the role it plays 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 program runs from June through July each summer and consists of weekly interactive discussion sessions of approximately two hours each.

The Stennis Program for Congressional Interns is a competitive, bipartisan, bicameral program designed to provide summer congressional interns with a unique opportunity to better understand Congress as an institution, as well as the role it plays 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 program runs from June through July each summer and consists of weekly interactive discussion sessions of approximately two hours each.

Program Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility: Applicants MUST be an intern in a Member or Committee office for the duration of the program; however, they may be nominated before they arrive in Washington, D.C., for their internship. They also must have completed at least two years of college, have a good academic record, and be interested in a possible career in public service.

Nomination: Participants in the Stennis Program for Congressional Interns must be nominated by a Member or Committee office. Each office may nominate no more than two interns.

Application: Once the Stennis Center receives a nomination, a Stennis Center staff member will contact the intern by email and invite them to complete the online application form.

Selection: Approximately 30 interns will be selected to participate in the program.

Nominations will go live May, 2020

Eligibility: Applicants MUST be an intern in a Member or Committee office for the duration of the program; however, they may be nominated before they arrive in Washington, D.C., for their internship. They also must have completed at least two years of college, have a good academic record, and be interested in a possible career in public service.

Nomination: Participants in the Stennis Program for Congressional Interns must be nominated by a Member or Committee office. Each office may nominate no more than two interns.

Application: Once the Stennis Center receives a nomination, a Stennis Center staff member will contact the intern by email and invite them to complete the online application form.

Selection: Approximately 30 interns will be selected to participate in the program.

Nominations will go live May, 2020

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One Research Boulevard, Suite 104, Starkville, MS 39759

(662) 325-8409 • Fax (662) 325-8623

201 Mass. Avenue, NE, Suite C-7, Washington, DC 20002 

(202) 546-1837 • Fax (202) 546-3841