Friday, March 5, 2010

Congressional Black Caucus Emerging Leaders Internship Program Sponsored by Wal-Mart

Session: Fall 2010
Deadline: May 14, 2010 (postmark date)
Program Dates: August 30 - December 10, 2010
To apply online: - Emerging Leaders Internship Application

The goal of the Emerging Leaders Internship Program sponsored by Wal-Mart is to create a corps of trained, young leaders with the skills, outlook and contacts necessary to generate and sustain positive change in Washington, D.C., and their local communities. Alumni will return to their communities knowing what it takes to pass legislation, form public policy and create coalitions. In short, they will leave the program better informed about how politics works and more aware of how they can influence the public policy-making process.

Program Description
The Emerging Leaders Internship Program sponsored by Wal-Mart is a semester-long paid internship for college students. Interns work four days on Capitol Hill, in federal agencies and at non-profit organizations. Past interns have served in various capacities at the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and on House and Senate committees. On Friday afternoons, interns attend educational seminars that focus on domestic and international issues, participate in leadership-training sessions and visit cultural and historical sites in the Washington, D.C., area. Each cohort must complete a team community service project in the surrounding community. CBCF provides housing and a stipend.

George Washington University’s Semester in Washington Program
CBCF has partnered with George Washington University’s Semester in Washington Program to give CBCF interns an unrivalled experience – both in Washington and the United States. This program offers a combination of hands-on coursework and networking opportunities at some of the most famous addresses in the country. While earning academic credit, CBCF interns work side by side with like-minded peers and professional politicos, and leave the program with the knowledge and skills to become more involved in politics at the local, state and national levels. For more information, videos and testimonials from alumni visit GWU’s website at: (Spring semester only).

• U.S. citizen or permit to work in the U.S.
• Currently or recently enrolled in college full-time when applying for program.
• Demonstrated interest in public service, governance, and policy-making process.

Selection Process
Emerging Leader Interns are selected based on the following criteria:
• Solid scholastic achievement
• Strong writing skills
• Community service contributions
• Evidence of leadership skills
• Quality of paper application and, in some instances, interview performance.

The selection is highly competitive. Applications are submitted to CBCF and reviewed by a CBCF selection committee. Finalists are selected and notified by CBCF.

Additional Information
For more information, please call (202) 263-2800 or send an email to and type “Emerging Leaders Internship Program” in the subject line.

Send completed application forms and all required documents to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, 1720 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C., 20036. Applications that are incomplete or received after the deadline will not be considered.

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