Are you interested in politics or looking for experience working at the U.S. Senate or House of Representatives? The Office of Government Affairs, in conjunction with the Deans' Offices and the Center for Career Services, assists undergraduates in obtaining summer internships in Congressional Offices in Washington, D.C., or local district offices.
A Congressional Internship Program orientation will be held on Thursday, November 13, at 6:00 p.m. in Room 555 Alfred Lerner Hall. Interested students will receive details on the application process, deadlines, resume writing, and more. Interns who participated last year will provide information on what to expect during the summer and answer any questions. Light refreshments will be served.
Last year students worked for Representatives Nita M. Lowey (D-NY), Jose E. Serrano (D-NY) and Jim DeMint (R-SC) as well as for Senators Hilary Rodham Clinton (D-NY), Joseph Lieberman (D-CT), John F. Kerry (D-MA) and Arlen Specter (R-PA).
Students who intern in Washington, D.C., have the opportunity to participate in the Summer in D.C. program in which they can meet with and receive career advice from prominent Columbia University alumni in Washington, D.C., and meet other schools' interns in a social setting. A sample of 2003 speaker events included meetings with Senior Advisor to President Bush Jay Lefkowitz, Representative Charles Rangel, Representative Jerrold Nadler, and Senior National ABC News Correspondent Claire Shipman. Social events include school-wide softball games, a Fourth of July party and more.
For additional information contact Lowrey Gray, Congressional internship coordinator, at Congress@columbia.edu or 212-854-7009.