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Congressional Internship



The Congressional Internship is designed for AA & NH/PI undergraduate aged students looking to increase their experience in public policy and service. The paid, eight-week long program places interns in congressional offices and provides them with the opportunity to develop their leadership and professional skills, encourages political engagement, and fosters interests in public service careers.

Congressional Internship Program Dates: May 30, 2023 - July 21, 2023
Application Deadline: February 3, 2023 @ 11:59 PM ET
Location: Washington, D.C.

Applications are now open for our Summer Congressional Internship program, which will be an in-person internship hosted in partnership with the United Parcel Service (UPS). Our Summer 2023 internship cohort will have the opportunity to gain working experience in a congressional office and in UPS’ Washington, D.C. office. Interns will work in UPS’ office 1 day per week and in a congressional office the remaining days of the week.

Important Dates

2023 Summer Internship

  • Program Dates: 5/30/2023 - 7/12/2023

  • Applications will be open from November, 2022 - January, 2023

  • Interviews in March, 2023

  • Offers in April, 2023

  • Location: Washington, D.C.

2023 Fall Internship

  • Program Dates: 9/5/2023 - 11/10/2023

  • Applications will be open from April, 2023 - June 2023

  • Interviews in July, 2023

  • Offers in August, 2023

  • Location: Washington, D.C.

Application Guidelines

Required Documents: the following items are required as part of the application and should be uploaded in the application form, no exceptions will be made for incomplete applications after the deadline.

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter
  • Essay Responses

  • One Letter of Recommendation

Selection Process

The APAICS Congressional Internship Program is a highly competitive program. Applications are reviewed by a selection committee made up of program alumni, staff, and board members. Top candidates receive an invitation to interview.  Applications are scored based on evidence of leadership and leadership potential, including community involvement, commitment to public service, and ability to challenge self.


Please contact: 

APAICS Congressional Internship Info Session

Watch our recording to hear from APAICS program alumni about their experience on Capitol Hill, the application process, and how to set yourself apart from other applicants! 


2023 Summer Internship Sponsors



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