The RMBC is accepting applications for the summer 2018 internship class right now!
The program is available to ethnic-minority students at least 18 years of age currently enrolled in a post-secondary college or university or who have graduated within the past five years.
Interns arrive in Washington D.C. June 3rd 2018 for a summer session that begins June 4th and remain in the nation’s capital for seven weeks with the session wrapping on July 20th and interns departing for home on the July 21st, 2018.
Participants in the summer session will be interning with legislative representatives in Washington D.C.
Interns who do not reside in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area may take advantage of CoAC’s housing agreement with George Washington University. CoAC has a reserved block of dorm rooms which are available on a first-come-first-served basis at no cost to the interns. Interns who will be living in the GWU dormitories should plan to arrive at GWU after 3:00pm on June 3rd and must exit the dormitory by 10:00am on July 21st. Travel reimbursement to and from Washington D.C. is also available.
In addition to providing housing and travel allowance the CoAC summer session positions are paid internships. Interns will be compensated $1500 for the seven week term. Interns will be responsible for their own meals, transportation to/from Capitol Hill and other incidental expenses.
In addition to daily responsibilities in the host member offices CoAC interns participate in multiple excursions and activities including museum and national monument tours, audiences with key influential members of federal government and more. 2017 CoAC interns toured the White House, Capital Dome, National Museum of African-American History and Culture, Federal Bureau of Investigations, attended a formal dinner at the American Enterprise Institute, were granted private audience Senators and House Representatives and more.
The first step to becoming an interns is to complete the form below and submit it and a resume. If your application is accepted a telephone interview will be scheduled withing two weeks and once conducted a final determination made concerning acceptance into the program. Once admitted into the CoAC program resumes will be sent for review to Chiefs of Staff in Washington who will then set up secondary interviews that will result in internship offers and assignment to a Congressional office. Once a Congressional member has selected an intern to work in his or her office a participation contract will be sent for review and signature after which travel arrangements and other details will be sent.
Slots are filling up fast so submit your application today.
ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 5, 2018 FOR CONSIDERATION FOR THE SUMMER 2018 INTERNSHIP CLASS
In addition to submitting this form, please email a copy of your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Sending students to intern in Washington costs the RMBC about $5,000 per student. If you would like to sponsor all or a portion of a student’s life-changing experience CLICK HERE.
The RMBC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and all contributions are fully tax-deductible.