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Congressional Aide

Celebrate 40 Years of Service on the Hill!
GSCNC combines service and citizenship in the annual Congressional Aide program, now entering its 40th year. Last year, Girl Scouts were placed in Capitol Hill offices, including those of Senators, Representatives and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.

Congressional Aide Participants:
1. Spend one week of their summer in a 40-hour internship on or around Capitol Hill
2. Learn first-hand about our nation's political process
3. Help members of Congress and their staff with daily assignments behind the scenes
4. Earn federal hours to apply to various Girl Scout recognitions, including the Silver Trefoil

I was able to meet so many amazing people and learn so much about what goes on inside Capitol Hill…unless you actually work or are involved in the daily life of Capitol Hill, you will have no idea just how much they work to make things happen in this country. It opened my eyes up to how different politics look on tv and how they look in a Congressman's office.
—Laura S., Congressional Aide, summer 2012

Assignments vary among offices, but typical tasks include answering phones, sorting mail, communicating with other offices, and welcoming guests to the office.

Due to the high demand for spaces in this program, Congressional Aide is an opportunity available exclusively to Girl Scout Ambassadors in GSCNC.

2014 Congressional Aide applications are due March 1, 2014 (or the first business day of the month) by 5pm.  Please send your application to: GSCNC, Attn: Congressional Aide, 4301 Connecticut Ave., NW Suite M-2, Washington D.C. 20008.  Please note that emailed and faxed applications will not be accepted.

A complete Congressional Aide Application includes:
  Application Packet
  Resume
  Health History Form
  Two Letters of Reference

Please note: All application materials should arrive in one mailing.  If this is not possible, you may send two mailings.  The first should include your application packet, resume, and Health History form.  The second should include both of your letters of reference.  Please do not send items individually, as this will increase the chance that they will become separated from the rest of your application.

2014 Congressional Aide Program Application now available!

2014 Congressional Aide Program Application

Congressional Aide Program Health Form

All girls selected to serve as Congressional Aides must attend one mandatory orientation session in the spring, and are invited to attend an optional Congressional Aide workshop in the winter/spring.  Dates will be posted here as soon as they are confirmed.

For more information, please contact Ashlee Warren, Teen Program Specialist, at (202) 274-3336 or awarren@gscnc.org.

If you are an office looking to host a Girl Scout intern, please click here.

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