Want to intern?
Ethnic-minority students currently enrolled in or within five years post-graduation from an accredited college or university may apply for inclusion in the 2021 internship class. Start the process by clicking below and complete the short application form, provide a resume and you’re in the mix.
In 2017 the Rocky Mountain Black Conservatives, a Colorado 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, launched this program and has since placed dozens of ethnic-minority college students into internships in Washington D.C.. Students from across the nation have worked for house representatives, senators and policy analysis firms. Applications are now being accepted for the summer 2021 internship session.
To be considered for an internship applicants must either be least 18 years of age, currently enrolled in an accredited college or university or be within five years of graduation. All academic majors may be admitted into the program as can those who are undeclared. The following steps must be completed:
- Complete and submit the online application form below.
- Email a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Cover letter, letters of recommendation, transcripts or other relevant documentation should also be included.
- Schedule a phone interview. Selected applicants will be contacted for an initial phone interview by RMBC staff.
ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED IMMEDIATELY.
INTERVIEWS FOR THE SUMMER 2021 INTERNSHIP CLASS HAVE ALREADY BEGUN.
In addition to providing housing POC Capitol Interns summer session positions are paid. Interns are compensated $1500 for the seven week term. Additionally, interns who must fly to are eligible for an airfare reimbursement for travel to and from Washington D.C.. Interns are responsible for their own meals, transportation to/from Capitol Hill and incidental expenses.
What Our Interns Say
The ability to not only see but participate in the nuts and bolts of our system of government was very eye-opening and informative. We learned more working in a senator’s office for a summer than most students do in three semesters of college because it’s not theoretical. It’s real life – you’re actually right there doing it day in and day out.
Most people wonder what really goes on in Washington. We got to see first-hand and work directly with the people who are shaping the future of our country. We met people most Americans only see on TV and got to go places many never do – all as a part of this internship program. I can’t thank the RMBC enough for this amazing summer.
Arizona State University
Working on Capitol Hill was an indescribable experience, but the excursions put together by the RMBC program that took us exploring places like the White House, various monuments, and museums was amazing. It was like a 7-week long dream vacation that we got paid to be on!
Oral Roberts University
Wow. This opportunity challenged me in several areas and allowed me to forge great connections with many people both inside and outside of the program. Working in the halls of congress was an experience like nothing else I’ve ever had, it provided a first-hand account of how our government works and was much more than I could ever have learned in a university classroom.
University of Colorado