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Congressional Internship

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The Congressional Internship is designed for AA & NH/PI undergraduate aged students looking to increase their experience in public policy and service. This paid, eight or ten 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:
  • Summer 2024: May 28, 2024 - July 19, 2024
  • Fall 2024: September 03, 2024 - November 08, 2024
Location: Washington, D.C.

Important Dates

2024 Summer Internship

  • Program Dates: May 28, 2024 - July 19, 2024

  • Application Deadline: CLOSED

  • Interviews: February 2024

  • Offers: March 2024

  • Location: Washington, D.C.


2024 Fall Internship

  • Program Dates: September 03, 2024 - November 08, 2024


  • Interviews: April 2024

  • Offers: April 2024

  • 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 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.

APAICS Congressional Internship Info Session

Thinking of applying to the Congressional Internship? Watch this info session to learn more about the APAICS Congressional Internship program! Featuring 2023 APAICS alums, hear about their unique internship experiences as they answer questions from Lan Diep, APAICS’ Vice President of Programs & Community Engagement, and prospective applicants.

2023 Internship Sponsors

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