Each year, U.S. Senator, Chuck Grassley, offers college-age students the opportunity to engage in civic life and public service through his internship program at his Washington, D.C. office. For nearly 40 years, Grassley has hosted about 1,000 interns, with many of them returning as full-time staffers. “Whether they pursued careers in law, government, business, health care, education, agriculture journalism or information technology, these young leaders receive a first-hand, hands-on experience that allows them a front row seat to the shaping of public policy on Capitol Hill,” Grassley says. “Most importantly, they develop an appreciation for self-government and our system of checks and balances.” During their internships, the students may lead Capitol tours, work alongside staff members who help Iowans with issues they may be having with a federal agency, help organize Grassley’s correspondence with other Iowans, conduct research and help prepare for committee meetings. There are opportunities available for up to seven individuals each semester with both spring and fall 16-week internships. The spring/summer program is divided into two six week sessions to accommodate a larger pool of applicants. Applications for the 2019 internship program are now being accepted. Stipends may be available to qualified candidates to assist with living expenses. The application deadline is March 15, 2019. Details on how to get more information or to apply can be found below.
For more information or to apply, contact Josie Wagler: