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Congressional Internship


Program Details & Eligibility Requirements


APAICS Congressional Interns Will Receive

  • Professional work experience in a Congressional Office

  • Benefits: The grant for the Summer Congressional Internship is $2,550 and for the Fall Congressional Internship is $3,187.50. Payments are made in two $1,275 installments. The first payment is received at the beginning of the internship, the second payment is received at the end when all program requirements have been completed.

  • Leadership development opportunities, networking, access to APAICS alumni network and more!


Program Requirements

  • Work 30-40 hours a week at placement site, subject to discussion

  • Attend a one-day orientation 

  • All interns are required to participate in APAICS orientation and training programs

  • Complete weekly journals

  • Submit a program evaluation at the end of the internship

  • Comply with APAICS policies regarding work performance and personal conduct


Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must currently be undergraduate students enrolled in an accredited educational institution.  

    • ​APAICS Congressional interns cannot be full-time students during the time of the program; any course load they have cannot exceed 11 credits.

  • Be U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, or individuals who are legally authorized to work full-time without restriction for any U.S. employer and who possess lawful evidence of employment authorization. International students on F-1 or M-1 visas are not eligible.

    • Note: Individuals who are seeking consideration under the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival” (DACA) policy must possess an Employment Authorization Document at the time of application that is valid throughout the program.

  • Family members of the APAICS Board of Directors or National Advisory Council are prohibited from participating in any APAICS programs.

QUESTIONS? Please contact: 

Please do not contact the office in regard to your application status. Only qualified candidates will be directly contacted by program supervisors. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we regret that we are unable to respond to all applicants.

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