Congressional Internship Program

The 2021 Summer Internship Application is Now Open

THE 2021 SUMMER INTERNSHIP APPLICATION WILL OPEN EARLY DECEMBER 2020

Summer Internship Program Timeline

Application

ISF will start accepting online applications in the beginning of December of each year.

Deadline

The deadline to apply for an ISF congressional internship is typically in January.

Acceptance

After applying, selected candidates will be given a conditional acceptance by ISF, and ISF will use its Congressional connections to place candidates in Congressional offices.

Interviews

Candidates will interview with offices. Once an office extends an offer, a final acceptance will be given to the candidate by ISF.

June 1 – Internship Begins

Exact internship dates will be negotiated between the candidate and the office but must start by early June and end no sooner than the end of July. Interns will work full-time hours with Congressional offices (as set by the office) and are not permitted to have any other internships or employment. Interns will be provided with a stipend. Half will be awarded at orientation, and the other half will be given an exit interview, provided interns have attended all sessions.

Sessions & Workshops

Interns are required to attend ISF- hosted sessions and workshops throughout their time in D.C.

August 1 – Exit Interview

Interns will end the program with an exit interview. Upon completion, participants can join the ISF alumni network and continue to receive mentorship and support.

Fall Internship Program Timeline

Application

ISF will start accepting online applications in the beginning of February of each year.

Deadline

The deadline to apply for an ISF congressional internship is typically in March.

Acceptance

After applying, selected candidates will be given a conditional acceptance by ISF, and ISF will use its Congressional connections to place candidates in Congressional offices.

Interviews

Candidates will interview with offices. Once an office extends an offer, a final acceptance will be given to the candidate by ISF.

September 8 – Internship Begins

Exact internship dates will be negotiated between the candidate and the office but must start by early September and end no sooner than the end of December. Interns will work full-time hours with Congressional offices (as set by the office) and are not permitted to have any other internships or employment. Interns will be provided with a stipend. Half will be awarded at orientation, and the other half will be given an exit interview, provided interns have attended all sessions.

Sessions & Workshops

Interns are required to attend ISF- hosted sessions and workshops throughout their time in D.C.

December 10 – Exit Interview

Interns will end the program with an exit interview. Upon completion, participants can join the ISF alumni network and continue to receive mentorship and support.

Internship Benefits

  • Monthly Stipend
  • Placement in a Congressional office 
  • Program orientation 
  • Professional leadership and policy enrichment workshops throughout the program
  • Networking opportunities 
  • Mentorship opportunities
  • Job or internship placement support after the program

Eligibility

  1. Active member of the Muslim community;
  2. Enrolled at an accredited university in the U.S. or graduated within the last year;
  3. Majoring in an ISF supported major;
  4. Maintaining a minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average;
  5. A U.S. citizen, permanent resident of the United States or a DACA recipient.;
  6. An undergraduate (incoming junior-senior) or of graduate standing (excluding Ph.D.)

Requirements

  1. Application form
  2. Resume
  3. Video Introduction
  4. Essay Questions
  5. College Transcripts
  6. Policy Interests

Submit your Application