About the Program
The summer-long Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) Congressional Internship Program places rising college sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as recently graduated persons in the offices of Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Members. In order to take part in this opportunity, interns must be a permanent resident in the district of a CBC Member or attend an academic institution in the district of a CBC member. Through this 9-week Congressional internship program, participants gain practical and meaningful work experience on Capitol Hill and obtain first-hand experience working in offices to assist in the process of effectively running a Congressional office and supporting the policy-making process. Interns receive housing and a $3000 stipend. Interns interact with Congressional staffers, explore various aspects of the policy-making process, and build skills to prepare them for careers both within and beyond the policy arena. Over the course of the internship, participants also take part in business networking, team building events, and leadership development sessions to enhance their professional and leadership skills.
Note: Upon acceptance, interns must stay in provided CBCF housing, with a roommate, for the duration of the program
The completed online application must be submitted by 11:59 pm ET, March 31, 2023,.
The following items will be requested through the online application:
- 1 Video Recording in response to a provided prompt (located within the Conditional Application)
- 1 Essay Question Response (located within the Conditional Application)
- 2 letters of recommendation, submitted electronically (hard copy letters will not be accepted)
- Resume listing extracurricular activities, honors, employment, community service, and special skills (2-page limit)
- Transcript (must be uploaded directly in the application portal)
- A recent photograph suitable for publication (i.e., a graduation photo or other professional-quality photograph in which the subject is formally dressed)
All Congressional Interns are expected to have completed a full vaccination regime (to include booster shots), or have an approved exemption accommodation, prior to arriving to Congressional Intern housing. Interns who have neither been fully vaccinated nor received an exemption accommodation prior to arrival to housing are not permitted in Intern housing. Congressional Interns who fail to become fully vaccinated or obtain an approved exemption accommodation before the program’s start date will be subject to being rejected from the program.
Requests for Accommodations
Congressional Interns may request an approved exemption from the vaccination requirement as an accommodation for medical or sincerely held religious reasons:
- Congressional Interns may request an accommodation for a medical reason such as a disability (as defined by applicable law), pregnancy (or childbirth or a related medical condition), being a nursing mother, having a documented medical condition that contraindicates the vaccination, or any other trait, characteristic, or class for which applicable law requires the CBCF to provide reasonable workplace accommodations.
- Congressional Interns may request an accommodation for a non-medical reason, such as an objection to being vaccinated on the basis of sincerely held religious beliefs and practices.
Information Sessions Available
CBCF staff will offer two information sessions to allow prospective applicants to learn more about our internship program. Should this be of interest, please register for the information session of your choice:
- Use the link below to register for the information session on February 13th at 6:00 PM EST:
- Use the link below to register for the information session on February 27th at 6:00 PM EST:
- Use the link below to register for the information session on March 13th at 6:00 PM EST:
- Use the link below to register for the information session on March 27th at 6:00 PM EST:
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