How does C2C-U work?


  • We recruit high achieving, diverse college students and recent graduates interested in interning or working in Congress or in public service in Washington, D.C.

  • We train them through a series of FREE, self-paced, online courses designed to help them secure and succeed in internships on Capitol Hill.

  • C2C-U graduates become eligible to receive a virtual mentor, who helps prepare, advise and support them in their transition to Washington, D.C.

  • Mentors help place C2C-U graduates in paid internships in the offices of our Congressional Champions, which include over 70 Members committed to paying their interns.

  • The internship experience, along with the support and preparation provided to students though C2C-U, helps them get hired on Capitol Hill after graduation or upon completing their internship!
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A Message from Our CEO

Audrey Henson, the CEO & Founder of College to Congress, explains how students benefit from C2C-U.

C2C-U Intern Opportunity Fund

Thanks to the generosity EDENS, one of the nation's leading retail real estate companies, College to Congress is now offering a limited number of flight, transportation, clothing and meal vouchers through the C2C-U Intern Opportunity Fund to C2C-U graduates who have successfully secured a public service-related internship .

The value of these financial aid packages range from $100 - $2,000 per person and can be made available on short notice. C2C-U students can apply to the fund through C2C's Online Portal, which they gain access to upon completing our "Interning on Capitol Hill 101" online course.

Testimonials

Milla Anderson | Class of 2018

Staff Assistant, Senator Doug Jones

“One of the most rewarding parts of working on the Hill is being able to help other interns follow the same path, share the same knowledge, and live the same experiences I’ve been so fortunate to have.”

Kelly Coffee-Tavi | Class of 2017

Past-Intern for Rep. Fred Upton

"Thanks to College to Congress I was financially able to step into the political arena. During my time in D.C., I did more than expand my professional network and build my resume. I was able to learn and grow as a future leader."

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (MD-5)

Past Co-Chair of C2C's Congressional Champions

"Programs like College to Congress are critical to strengthening diversity in congressional offices, and I thank them for their work to provide students across the country with a unique internship experience here in Congress."

About College to Congress

  • OUR MISSION

    CREATING A MORE INCLUSIVE AND EFFECTIVE CONGRESS BY EMPOWERING THE NEXT GENERATION OF PUBLIC SERVANTS

  • OUR VISION

    A DEMOCRACY THAT IS TRULY REFLECTIVE OF THE PEOPLE THAT IT SERVES

  • WHO WE SERVE

    STUDENTS WITH A PASSION FOR PUBLIC SERVICE & CONGRESSIONAL STAFFERS EAGER FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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