Source: United States House of Representatives – Representative Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla)
Headline: Murphy Seeking Applications for Congressional Summer Internship Program
U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., is accepting applications for her 2018 congressional summer internship program—a highly selective opportunity for college students to learn about the legislative process and constituent service through hands-on work experience. Prospective students may apply for internships in Murphy’s Washington D.C., Orlando, or Sanford offices. The two summer sessions begin on May 29 and July 9, and the application deadline is Friday, March 30. More details and the application can be found online at StephanieMurphy.house.gov or by calling 1-888-205-5421.
Murphy with a group of interns from the 2017 congressional summer
internship program (hi-res picture here)
“As someone who worked in the private sector and as a college instructor, I know how these unique, hands-on experiences can enhance students’ education and better prepare them to enter the workforce,” said Murphy. “Congressional internships give students the opportunity to learn about the federal legislative process and casework services, network with policy makers and community leaders, hone their skills and talents, and help our team make a difference in the lives of central Florida families. I’m proud to offer an enriching internship experience and encourage all eligible students from my district to apply.”
The first summer session runs from May 29 – June 29 and the second summer session runs from July 9 – August 10. Applicants in the Orlando and Sanford offices may apply for internships spanning both summer sessions. Internships are unpaid and are designed to enhance students’ academic portfolios. As such, students who successfully complete the internship may receive academic credit for their experience through coordination with their college or university. Eligible applicants must be 18 years of age or older, a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident, a high school graduate who is presently attending or enrolled in a college or university, and available to work at least 30 hours a week for full-time and at least 15 hours a week for part-time internships. For internships in Washington, interns will be expected to cover the cost of travel to and from Washington, secure their own lodging while in Washington, and pay for their own meals and expenses.
For more information, interested students should visit StephanieMurphy.house.gov or call 1-888-205-5421.