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Congressional Internships Information Session to Be Held November 18

Columbia and Barnard students meet with White House Domestic Policy Advisor Jay Lefkowitz as part of the alumni speakers series.

Students may learn about undergraduate intersession and summer Congressional internships sponsored by the Office of Public Affairs at a meeting on Monday, November 18, at 6:00 p.m. in John Jay Lounge. Internships are available in both local (New York City or your home district) and Washington Congressional offices.

Students who participate in Congressional internships have the opportunity to gain valuable exposure to many aspects of government, including constituent relations and the procedure, politics and policy of the nation's capital.

Last year students worked for Democratic Senators Joseph Lieberman (D-CT), Richard Durbin (D-IL), Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA), as well as for Republican Congresswoman Marge Roukema (R-NJ) and Congressmen Ben Gilman (R-NY)-among others. Students spent the summer living in Washington, D.C., working on Capital Hill, attending events hosted by Columbia alumni and senior government officials, and playing on the Columbia University Intern Softball team.

Assistant Vice President Ellen S. Smith will speak at the informational meeting, along with a panel of past intern participants. Light refreshments will be served.

Click to download the internship application (in Microsoft Word format). The deadline to apply is Monday, December 2. For additional information or to submit an application, contact Christine Tsatsakos, Congressional intern coordinator, at 854-7009 or ct2022@columbia.edu.

Published: Nov 14, 2002
Last modified: Nov 15, 2002

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