What is Auburn on the Hill?
Auburn on the Hill is a program that can help you locate and apply for internships with politicians at the federal, state, and local levels. Being involved in this program can benefit you in several ways.
"I learned so much more about our government and how it works by being involved than I ever learned in a government class."
intern, summer 2012
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost?
What are the requirements?
What if I want to work in DC but don't want a congressional internship?
There are many federal agencies and non-profit organizations who offer internships in the DC area. Contact the program coordinator for more information.
Are these paid internships?
Most congressional internships are unpaid; however a few offices will offer interns a small stipend.
Can I get academic credit for my internship?
Sometimes, but you will have to pay tuition to receive credit. You will have to receive approval from your department in order to receive credit. Also, if the internship does offer compensation, you will likely be required to forego the stipend/compensation if receiving academic credit.
Where can I live?
There are several summer housing options offered by D.C. area universities to interns from across the country. Additionally, there are several private housing options offered by organizations. Many interns also choose to live with family members or friends in the D.C. area during their internship. Housing does book quickly and it is recommended that you reserve space soon after accepting your internship.
Auburn on the Hill is the coordinating program for Auburn University students interested in polical internships. If you have secured an internship or you are interested in receiving notifications regarding the Auburn on the Hill program, please complete the form below.
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Last modified: February 25, 2021