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The Panetta Intern Program

Panetta Institute For Public Policy

The Panetta Institute's twenty-first annual Congressional Internship Program will be held from Sunday, August 4 through Friday, November 29, 2019. This semester-long program begins with a rigorous two-week academic orientation at the Panetta Institute followed by an eleven-week experiential education as a Panetta intern in a Washington, D.C. office of a California member of the U.S. House of Representatives where students serve through Friday, November 1, 2019.

While serving in our nation's capital, students will also attend regular seminars. Upon return to California, interns begin to work on the academic requirements of the program: a twenty-page policy paper with evidence of research and analysis and a twenty-page reflective journal, a polished compendium of the student's intern experience. The academic program ends on Friday, November 29, 2019, with the submission of both assignments directly to the Panetta Institute for grading. Upon completion of all requirements for this course, interns will earn a letter grade commensurate with their performance for 20 full-time academic units that will be posted to their University transcripts.

All program costs are covered, including housing, ground transportation, travel to and from Washington, D.C., and some reimbursement for living expenses. Any academic major may apply; the program is open to qualified students regardless of income. Interested students must meet the required criteria, review the application materials, complete the application form, and submit all required paperwork to the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, Brotman Hall, Suite 377, by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 21, 2019. Students must also be available for two interviews, which will take place on two days between Friday, February 22, and Thursday, February 28, 2019. Unfortunately, the University is not able to consider applications that are lacking any of the required materials and applications that are received after the deadline.

Deadline: Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 5 p.m.
Submit to: Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, Brotman Hall 377
Candidate Interviews: Friday, February 22, and Thursday, February 28, 2019