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Getting the Internship 101

Learn the basics on how to land a Congressional internship, from building a Hill-friendly resume to leveraging your network. At the end of the coursework, receive a certificate for your LinkedIn profile, access to our job board, and access to our mentorship portal on PeopleGrove.
Know where you're going

Career Mapping + Exploration

Create a solid foundation

Resume + Cover Letter Workshop

Orient to why you want to serve

Telling your story

Grow your network of supporters

Networking in DC + via LinkedIn

Get the internship

Interview Prep + C2C's Job Board


For all students

What's included?

  • 5 Chapters
  • 1 Certification
  • Priority choice for our flagship internship program in DC
  • Access to our LinkedIn group
  • Access to our job board

Become a Hill-tern

You will learn how to develop your personal brand and story via networking, your resume, social media presence, and in-depth interview practice in order to land a Congressional internship.

Orient to Success

 You will also learn how to put the ideas presented to you into long-term action through career mapping and storytelling to use beyond securing your internship.
Meet the instructor

Kelly Villwock

Kelly Villwock is the Program Director at College to Congress, a national nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to successful Congressional internships. Prior to joining the leadership team of C2C, Kelly was a Public Partnerships Associate at Teach For America, where she advocated to expand federal K-12 funding and engaged regions in government affairs. She was also on the Capitol Hill Fellows Program team, which places alumni in Congressional fellowships. This work was largely informed by her time in the classroom as a high school teacher in Walterboro, South Carolina. Before teaching, Kelly staffed numerous state, local, and national progressive campaigns. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of South Carolina Honors College, where she was Phi Beta Kappa and involved in numerous organizations focused on expanding opportunity. In her first internship, she worked in the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor--and survived the summer on ramen and reception food.
Patrick Jones - Course author