Resident Assistant

Position Title: Resident Assistant
Department: Programs
Reports To: Program Relations Manager, Programs
Position Class: Temporary, Stipend
Location: District of Columbia, Washington/Metro
Apply by: April 26, 2019

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation is a non-profit educational and public policy institute founded in 1976. Our mission is to advance the global black community by developing leaders, informing policy and educating the public. Visit our web site at to learn about our programs.

Position Summary:

The Resident Assistant is responsible for addressing and reporting housing/residential concerns of the CBCF Summer interns. He/she must become familiar with the host institution’s handbook of policies and procedures, and the CBCF Congressional Internship Program. The Resident Assistant is also responsible for assisting the Internship and Fellowship Coordinator during orientation and the implementation of the Mock Congress program. Duties involved with Mock Congress program include but are not limited to: nomination process, creating ballots, scheduling speeches, election overseeing committee placements, helping to write bills and working with the Internship and Fellowship Coordinator on the planning process. The Resident Assistant must move in before intern check-in on May 24, 2019 and check-out on July 26, 2019. Housing costs are covered; and a stipend is offered for this position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Assist CBCF staff with check-in and check-out, and some program events/activities that take place after interns’ normal work hours
  • Review the host institution’s handbook with interns
  • Provide on-duty coverage one evening a week and alternate weekends from 6-11pm
  • Serve as first point of contact for emergency housing issues
  • Relate concerns and issues to housing administration and CBCF Internship Coordinator
  • Disseminate information to interns as needed
  • Plan one social event every two weeks (4 activities over the internship period)
  • Hold regularly scheduled dorm meetings for interns
  • Accompany interns during a cultural immersion domestic trip (no more than 4 days)

Education and/or Experience:

  • Mature college graduate
  • Familiarity with CBCF Internship Programs
  • Knowledge of the legislative process
  • Experience as resident assistant and/or resident director
  • Experience serving as an advisor, or held a leadership position with a student organization

Qualified applicants must send cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references by April 26, 2019. No phone calls.

Apply to:
Mrs. Briana Cleveland
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.
CBCF Summer Congressional Internship Program – Resident Assistant
1720 Massachusetts Avenue, NW- Washington, DC 20036