Internships with Sewell available

Published 5:45 pm Saturday, March 25, 2017

The 7th Project is offering paid internships this summer in Congresswoman Terri Sewell’s Washington, D.C. office as well as her district offices in Alabama located in Birmingham, Montgomery, Tuscaloosa and Selma.  The application can be accessed at

Any undergraduate student currently enrolled in an accredited college with a 3.0 GPA or higher who is a resident of Alabama’s 7th Congressional District is eligible to apply for the Congressional Internship Program.

Students may attend an accredited college or university located outside Alabama but must be from Alabama’s 7th Congressional District. Interns will be selected based on academic performance, leadership abilities and demonstrated financial need.

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In Washington, D.C., each intern will spend four weeks participating in the duties of the office. Interns will attend committee hearings, sessions of the House and the Senate and will interact with government agencies.  In the District Offices, interns will spend six weeks assisting with programming, including the Congress In Your Community Town Hall Tour, and working directly with constituent services.

Each Washington intern will receive a weekly stipend of $200.  While an intern is working in Washington, D.C., the 7th Project will provide housing at an area university within walking distance of public transportation. District interns will receive a $1,000 stipend for a six-week commitment.

Each Washington internship session is four weeks long.  There are two sessions for Summer 2017: June 5–June 30, and July 3 – July 28.

Applications must be received by midnight on April 10, 2017, for Session 1 and April 17, 201,7 for Session 2.  Selected applicants will be notified by the end of April.