Congressional Aide Offices
Join a 40 Year Tradition
The Congressional Aide program began in 1974, and will be celebrating its 40th Anniversary in the summer of 2014. Celebrate with us by hosting a Girl Scout Congressional Aide in 2014.
Office FAQS (PDF)
What is the Congressional Aide Program?
Based in Washington, DC, the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital serves over 65,000 girls in the Greater DC area. Each summer, a select group of high-achieving Girl Scout teens are offered an opportunity to particiapate in a week-long shadow experience on Capitol Hill. In the past five years, GSCNC has partnered with over 100 congressional offices and federal agencies to offer this exceptional program.
Who Participates in the Congressional Aide Program?
Offices of Senators and Representatives, Congressional Committees, and federal agencies may all participate in the Congressional Aide Program. Girl Scouts is a non-partisan organization, and participation is open to all government offices.
Girl Scouts who are going into 11th or 12th grade or who have just graduated from high school are eligible to serve as Girl Scout Congressional Aides. Girl Scouts must submit an application including a resume and references and attend an intensive training session in order to participate in the program. Congressional Aides commit to spending 40 hours in their assigned office over the course of one week.
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Click Here to Request a Girl Scout Congressional Aide for Your Office
If you are interested in hosting a Congressional Aide and would like more information about the program, please contact Page Yarborough, Teen Program Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a Girl Scout looking to apply to this program, please click here.