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.
For further information please contact Amelia Trial, Student Affairs Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org.
VIDEOS & INTERVIEWS
The shooting of unarmed African-American teenager Michael Brown and the protests inspired by it have laid bare the racial divides that still persist across the US. Lecturer David Smith discusses the complex issues at play in Ferguson, Missouri.
With the latest AUSMIN talks cementing an agreement to base 2,500 US marines in Darwin by 2017, Australia's north has become the focus of a debate around defence spending and priorities. Adjunct professor with the Centre's Defence and Security Program Russell Trood joins an expert panel to discuss the issue.