PLEASE NOTE: This project's application deadline is Monday, October 25th
The first step for interested students is to complete the Politics Department's online internship application
Then, applicants must submit a reference letter from a faculty member (either Oberlin College faculty or faculty from another institution) to firstname.lastname@example.org
by Monday, October 25th at noon.
Following review by the Politics Department, accepted students will be invited to finalize their project registration via a link emailed to them from the Office of Winter Term.
The Politics Department invites you to apply for an internship in the office of a member of Congress. Duties as an intern will depend somewhat upon the office in which you are placed, most interns do quite a bit of routine work and also wind up doing some work they really enjoy. Interns typically respond to constituent mail, answer the phone, file, photocopy, run errands, attend hearings, and assist staffers with individual projects. However, opportunities for more substantive work also definitely exist, depending upon your experience, ability, enthusiasm and willingness to take the initiative. You will learn about the political atmosphere of Washington and how Congressional office work gets done.
We have successfully placed hundreds of students over the 30+ years we've sponsored the Congressional internship. This enriching experience has proven to be an excellent stepping stone for those interested in pursuing a career in politics.
There is no fee for this project. Students are responsible for their own travel and living arrangements.
* Students may apply for need-based funding for this project in the Winter Term project application.
Number of students:
January 25th - February 17th, 2022