Congressional Internship Program

Application opens late November 2020.


Program Timeline


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


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


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.


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 $3,500 stipend. Half will be awarded at orientation, and the other half will be given an exit interview, provided interns have attended all sessions. We will also facilitate housing and cover flight costs to and from D.C.

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.

Internship Benefits

  • $3,500 stipend
  • Free housing
  • Roundtrip airfare
  • Placement in a Congressional office 
  • Program orientation 
  • Professional leadership and policy enrichment workshops throughout the program
  • Networking opportunities 
  • Mentorship program and access to our online mentorship platform
  • Job or internship placement support after the program


  1. Muslim or an 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 Citizen or Permanent Resident of the U.S.;
  6. An undergraduate (incoming junior-senior) or of graduate standing (excluding Ph.D.)


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

Submit your Application