Thomas R. Wolanin Congressional Internship

Thomas R. Wolanin Congressional Internship Document is available for download (.pdf) is designed to provide individuals who are in the first generation of their families to graduate from college with an opportunity to observe the federal policy-making process first-hand and to participate in that process.

Primary Responsibilities — Researching legislation; attending and summarizing meetings, briefings and hearings; drafting talking points and memos; and providing support to Congressional staff.

Qualifications, Stipend, and Timing of the Internship — For more information about these, please see the flyer Document is available for download(.pdf).

Application Process — Each candidate for the Wolanin internship must be nominated by a current or former staff member of a TRIO program. In addition to the application form, the candidate must also submit a letter explaining his/her interest in policy and in the Internship, undergraduate transcripts, a resume, and a letter of support from a faculty member. Applications are due by January 31, 2018; the announcement of the first Wolanin Intern will be made in mid-March 2018. At the time, the scheduling of the internship will be finalized. COE is responsible for securing the internship placement. The application is available for download in Word Document is available for download (.doc) and Adobe Document is available for download (.pdf) format.

For questions about the internship, contact Holly Hexter via e-mail ( or phone at (202) 347-7430.


National Student Leadership Congress

National Student Leadership Congress (NSLC) is an intensive, six-day cultural and educational event for Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math/Science, and Talent Search students. Sponsored by the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) and hosted at Georgetown University, this event provides students with a model college experience, simulating what it would be like to live and learn on a college campus.

NSLC combines cultural exposure with a special mock congress programming, intended to widen the views of participants and challenge them to become experts on a particular topic in the news. As part of their Washington, D.C. experience, NSLC students take time to meet with their respective Members of Congress on Capitol Hill and visit national monuments. Attendees engage with other TRIO students from across the country while also hearing stories from TRIO alumni who have successfully pursued higher education and exemplary career paths. Overall, students experience a nurturing yet challenging week that promotes leadership skills and personal development.

Click here to read about the 2017 NSLC that took place recently in Washington, D.C.


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Annual Conference


Register early for the best rates

Basic registration

  • Four full days brimming with interactive, inspirational and highly relevant professional learning opportunities.
  • Three powerful general sessions with a multitude of keynote speakers on big ideas from the field of education and beyond.
  • Your choice of hundreds of sessions in a variety of formats, including lectures, BYODs and hands-on learning environments.
  • Access to a Expo Hall featuring the latest edtech products and services from numerous companies and  industry reps.
  • Unlimited networking opportunities with nearly 300 educators, education leaders and corporate representatives from New York, New Jersey and beyond.
  • One-year basic membership to AEEE (when you register).

New! Early Registration discounts

  • Super Early Bird: To qualify for the Super Early Bird discount ($50 per-person incentive), your registration form must be postmarked or submitted online, on or before January 19, 2018.

     Early Bird: To qualify for the Early Bird discount ($25 per-person incentive), your registration form must be postmarked or submitted online after January 19th but before February 2, 2018.


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