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Student Diversity Internship Program

CRS partners with a network of historically black colleges and universities along with five (5) other organizations to offer paid internship opportunities to outstanding undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students each year.

Descriptions of the partner programs that constitute the CRS Student Diversity Internship Program follow:

Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies APAICS)–Summer Internships

APAICS recruits Asian American/Pacific Islander undergraduate students nationwide and places them in eight-week paid summer internships in Washington, D.C. The internship period is early June through the end of July, and APAICS hosts several cultural/developmental events for all of its interns throughout the summer. For more information, visit APAICS (external link).

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF)–Congressional Fellows Program

CBCF invites students just completing graduate coursework, professionals with a minimum of five years experience pursuing graduate studies, and college faculty members to apply for its nine-month Congressional Fellowship Program. Upon completion of their Fellowships, some CBCF Fellows may choose to serve a three-month (June through August) fellowship with CRS. For more information, visit CBCF Fellowship Program (external link).

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)–National Internship Program

HACU recruits undergraduate and graduate students in a wide range of fields/disciplines from Hispanic-serving institutions for the HACU National Internship Program (HNIP). CRS offers paid 10-and 12-week internship opportunities for spring, summer and fall terms. For more information, visit HNIP (external link).

The Washington Center–American Indian/Native Alaskan Leadership Initiative

The Washington Center (TWC) partners with colleges and universities with significant Native American/Alaskan Native student populations nationwide to invite outstanding undergraduates to participate in this program. Spring/fall internships last 15 weeks; summer internships last 10 weeks. For more information, visit TWC (external link).

United Negro College Fund (UNCF)–Institute for International Public Policy (IIPP) Fellowships

For the IIPP Fellowship Program, underrepresented minority sophomore students are recruited from across the nation to apply for participation in a five-year sequence of summer policy institutes, study abroad, intensive language training, internships, and graduate study. CRS invites IIPP Fellows to request placement in CRS for the internship portion of their Fellowships. For more information, visit UNCF (external link).

Contact Nancy Lynne Warrick at nwarrick@crs.loc.gov for general information on the Student Diversity Internship Program.

Last Updated: 04/02/2012