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  • Locations: Washington, D. C., United States;
  • Program Terms: Winter Term
  • Restrictions: Oberlin applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
WT Program Focus: Career Development/Internship
Program Description:
The Politics Department annually sponsors Winter Term internships for students in Congressional offices in Washington, D.C. The application process takes place prior to fall break.

During fall break, the internship coordinator (generally a student who participated in the internship the previous year) travels to DC to meet with Congressional offices to place the selected students. 

Student interns learn how Congressional office run, participate in some of the offices' basic functions such as answering constituent mail, running errands, conducting research and attending hearings. Many interns go on later to work in Congress or in other ways participate in electoral politics. Students write summaries of their experiences in Washington upon their return to Oberlin and these have reflected great enthusiasm and appreciation for the program.

Applications are available in Rice 216, on the Politics Department website, or linked below.  Completed applications and a reference letter must be submitted to Rice 216 by Monday, September 30th at noon.  Once students have been selected, they will be automatically registered for the project.

Application 2020.doc

There is no fee for this project.  Students are responsible for their own travel and living arrangements. 

Number of students:
Dates: January 6th - January 31st, 2020

Steve Crowley

Oberlin College Deadlines (please confirm host program deadlines):

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.