Thomas R. Wolanin Congressional Internship (.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 (.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 (.doc) and Adobe (.pdf) format.
For questions about the internship, contact Holly Hexter via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone at (202) 347-7430.