The CBCF Communications Internship Program sponsored by State Farm provides college undergraduates the opportunity to work directly with the press secretary or communications director on Capitol Hill in a CBC member office or congressional committee. This semester-long program seeks to increase minority participation in public relations, journalism, and other media-related fields.
The CBCF Communications Internship is a semester-long program for college students who are interested in learning about press and media relations on Capitol Hill. Interns work with the press secretary or communications director in Congressional Black Caucus member offices. Interns contribute substantially to their host offices by researching legislation, preparing press releases, writing op-editorials, writing arguments for a position, organizing and helping to prepare for briefings and forums, and performing various office tasks. Housing and a stipend are provided. This program is offered during the fall and spring semesters.
George Washington University’s Semester in Washington Program
CBCF has partnered with George Washington University’s Semester in Washington Program to give CBCF interns an unrivaled experience – both in Washington and the United States. This program offers a combination of hands-on coursework and networking opportunities at some of the most famous addresses in the country. While earning academic credit, CBCF interns work side by side with like-minded peers and professional politicos, and leave the program with the knowledge and skills to become more involved in politics at the local, state and national levels. For more information, videos and testimonials from alumni visit GWU’s website at: www.siwpolitics.gwu.edu.
Selecting a CBCF Communications Intern is based on a combination of the following criteria:
The completed online application must be submitted by midnight on June 6, 2014.The additional required materials must be postmarked no later than the deadline date. The following items will be requested through the online application:
Additional Required Materials
All the above documents should be submitted through the online application. The following document is to be mailed to the organization. This document must be postmarked no later than the deadline date:
Official transcripts should be mailed to the following address:
Communications Internship Program
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.
1720 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036
The selection is highly competitive. Applications are submitted to CBCF and reviewed by a CBCF selection committee. Finalists are selected and notified by CBCF.
WASHINGTON—The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) hosted the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Swearing-In Ceremony on Jan. 6, 2015. The time-honored tradition welcomed new and returning members to the Caucus. Rep. G.K Butterfield succeeded Chairwoman Marcia L. Fudge as the 24th CBC chairman for the 114th Congress. Forty-six CBC members took the oath of office in the Capitol Visitor Center Auditorium in the U.S. Capitol.
"This is a historic moment for the Congressional Black Caucus as they induct their largest group of African-American lawmakers in the organization's history," said A. Shuanise Washington, president and CEO of CBCF. "We applaud them for their commitment to public service and diligence to eliminating the disparities that affect so many African Americans."