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Eagles in DC

Program Information

The Eagles in D.C. program offers Georgia Southern undergraduates congressional internship opportunities in Washington D.C. The program provides students with a well-rounded educational opportunity to complement their traditional classroom learning while also allowing them to immerse themselves into the unique political, intellectual and cultural atmosphere of our Nation’s capital.

Important Dates for Summer and Fall Internships:

  • Spring Internship Application Deadline – October 1
  • Summer Internship Application Deadline – March 1
  • Fall Internship Application Deadline – April 15

Job Duties:
Internship job duties and responsibilities vary by office and the ability of individual students. For example, Eagles in D.C. participants have attended hearings, drafted memos, run errands, given Capitol tours, participated in research projects, provided clerical support, and assisted in writing legislation.

Benefits
  • The Eagles in D.C. Program provides the opportunity to work in our Nation’s capital while making progress towards a Georgia Southern University degree. Home to many government, media, and cultural institutions, Washington D.C. offers unparalleled opportunities for career development and cultural enrichment.
  • The opportunity to be in Washington D.C. with a cohort from Georgia Southern University.
  • Support and resources designed to maximize your D.C. experience (e.g. preparation meetings, guidance from former Eagle in D.C. participants, tips for getting around D.C., visitor information).
Expectations
  • Professionalism (including dress, phone etiquette, understanding Congressional office environments, confidentiality).
  • Positively represent Georgia Southern University.
  • Attend preparation and follow up meetings (e.g. How to be Successful during your internship, Evaluation of the experience, sharing your experience with other students).
  • Submit a reflection essay about your experience at the completion of your internship.
  • Maintain active membership in the Legislative Internship community with MyInvolvement.
Eligibility
  • Participation is open to all majors.
  • Have a GPA of at least 2.8.
  • Have completed 48 hours of credit prior to the semester you will be an intern.
  • Strong writing and communication skills.
  • Interest in current events and interning in Washington, D.C..
  • Selection is based on academic standing and potential for leadership in politics and government as indicated by grades, work experiences, extracurricular activities, interests, and maturity. You will be asked to furnish transcripts, as well as references from people who have worked with you.
Application
  • To complete the Online Application.
  • You will be redirected to MyInvolvement and asked to log in.
  • When selecting Log In, you will be redirected to My.GeorgiaSouthern.
  • Once logged into My.GeorgiaSouthern, click the MyInvolvement (Fomerly MyOrgs) link from the My Services section.
  • Click to Begin

Deadlines:

  • Spring Internship Application Deadline is October 1.
  • Summer Internship Application Deadline is March 1.
  • Fall Internship Application Deadline is April 15.
Legislative Internships • Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management