Introducing the POLIS Congressional Intern Program! Apply by August 31

The application period has closed. Thank you for your interest.

This semester, POLIS launched its first Congressional Intern Program. In early September, four undergraduate Duke students will begin strategically pursuing a Capitol Hill summer internship in Washington, DC. The year will culminate in a summer experience that will advance the students’ career goals.

We sought ambitious applicants who will fearlessly pursue a summer position. This means being comfortable cold-calling congressional offices. It means being available over Fall Break to spend two days in Washington, DC (all expenses paid by POLIS) circulating the halls of Congress in pursuit of a meaningful position. It means tracking and following up with hiring managers. And throughout the process, a POLIS advisor will counsel students on resume writing, cover letters, phone demeanor, interviews, and so on.

POLIS guarantees that each participant who completes the program will earn at least a $1,000 stipend toward their summer internship.