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Congressional Black Caucus Summer Internship


CBCF’s internship programs prepare college students and young professionals to become principled leaders, skilled policy analysts, and informed advocates by exposing them to the processes that develop national policies and implement them – from Capitol Hill to federal field offices.

Program participants receive a stipend ($3,000), office placements, and opportunities to meet and interact with professional legislators and leaders working in all branches of government.

Additionally, interns are eligible for scholarships for prestigious public policy graduate programs, such as the University of California-Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy and UC Hastings College of the Law, and they are actively recruited by executive branch agencies such as the U.S. State Department and the Office of Management and Budget.CBCF offers four internship programs: the Congressional Internship Program, the Emerging Leaders Internship Program, the Communications Internship Program, and the Pathways to C-Suite Internship program.

  • Summer [9 weeks / May-July]
  • Fall [16 weeks/ August-December]
  • Spring [16 weeks/ January-May]
Selection and Eligibility:
  • U.S. citizen or permit to work in the U.S.
  • Currently or recently enrolled in college full-time when applying for the program
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Demonstrated interest in government relations
  • Selected applicants will be qualified African American or Black students who enrolled in a matriculating program or are recent college graduates
  • We are seeking college students and recent graduates pursuing careers in government relations, business, marketing, human resources and project management.
  • Housing, Stipend, Professional Development Courses, Networking Opportunities