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Established in 1986, the CBCF Congressional Internship Program answered the call to help diversify our democracy by increasing the pool of talented public servants. This intensive nine-week summer program offers the opportunity for college students from across the nation to learn about the legislative process, leadership and careers in the policy making process. Interns work in CBC member offices, attend professional development events, and participate in leadership development projects. The program prepares young people to become informed decision makers and influential leaders who shape our world. This program is offered every summer.
Congressional Interns are selected based on the following criteria:
The completed online application must be submitted by midnight on March 28, 2013. 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 should be mailed to the organization. We must receive this document before the deadline passes:
Official transcripts should be mailed to the following address:
Congressional Internship Program
The selection is highly competitive. Applications are submitted to CBCF and reviewed by a CBCF selection committee. Finalists are selected and notified by CBCF.
Throughout the centuries, humankind has been able to identify one person - an individual - who made a difference, who changed the thinking, who made an innovative discovery that led to a seismic shift in how history was written. “It Starts With You,” the theme of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s (CBCF) 43rd Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) from Sept. 18-21 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington hopes to have the same impact on the thousands of individuals expected to attend the four-day conference.
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) is pleased that President Barack Obama has put forward the nomination of African-American leaders who are among our nation’s most innovative, and dedicated public servants.
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) will bring together experts for a town hall meeting to examine Diversifying the Nation's Teacher Workforce Thursday, April 18, 2013, from noon - 3 p.m. at the Howard University Blackburn Center.
As our Congressional leaders now begin to debate gun control measures on the floor of the Senate, we must not lose site of the potential implications of proposed laws requiring background checks, and increased security in our schools -- particularly in African-American and other underserved communities.
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Senior Research and Policy Analyst Menna Demessie, Ph.D. was elected as secretary for the National Conference of Black Political Scientists (NCOBPS) during their annual conference in Chicago March 14-16.
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