Uni-Capitol Washington
Internship Programme

Capitol Hill
The Uni-Capitol Washington Internship Programme (UCWIP) offers Australian students an opportunity to intern in a range of US congressional offices for eight weeks during January – March each year.

Students enrolled in the Masters or Masters of Letters program with the United States Studies Centre are eligible to apply.

UCWIP is a competitive program seeking bright, articulate students who can:

  • serve as ambassadors for Australia;
  • understand and appreciate the American political system; and
  • benefit from the experience academically, professional and personally.

UCWIP interns gain a unique perspective and access to the US political system and institutions. Placements are offered in both Democratic and Republican offices; personal offices and Committee staffs in the House and the Senate.

UCWIP was created in 1999 in Washington, DC, by Eric K. Federing. Federing was a former senior congressional advisor for twelve years, serving as communications director for Representative Norm Mineta of California, the House Transportation Committee and Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut.

Apply now for a 2015 internship

Applications close 5pm Friday 6 June 2014.

 

More information

For further information please contact Amelia Trial, Student Affairs Officer, amelia.trial@sydney.edu.au.

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