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Stennis Program for Congressional Interns

Program Overview

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.

Approximately 30 interns will be selected to participate each cycle.

Stennis Congressional Interns attend coffee meetup in Washington, D.C.




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 must have completed at least two years of college, have a good academic record, and be interested in a career in public service

Program Commitment


Program participants will be required to attend 90 minute sessions every Friday for five weeks


Program participants will be required to write a 1,000-word article for submission to Public Service Review


All Interns must participate in program projects, including one group memo and 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