Congressional Intern Training Program

Each academic year, Polis holds monthly training sessions for students seeking Capitol Hill internships.  The comprehensive curriculum includes real-world insights into what congressional hiring managers are looking for in an intern, specialized techniques for researching potential landing spots, how to craft a cover letter that’s distinctive and persuasive, and so on.  The program gives students lifelong skills ranging from résumé writing to elevator speech delivery to phone etiquette.

“The support I received from Polis was instrumental in helping secure a summer internship position with Senator Hirono’s DC office. The ability to meet with my future intern coordinator in person ahead of submitting my application helped me to not only build a connection and learn more about the specific program, but also gave me increased exposure to the demands and expectations of life on the Hill.”
- Amelia Steinbach ‘21