The Uni-Capitol Washington Internship Programme (UCWIP) offers Australian students an opportunity to intern in a range of US congressional offices for eight weeks from January to March each year.
Applications for the 2019 program are now closed. Applications for the 2020 program will open in April of 2019.
Students enrolled in the Master of US Studies program are eligible to apply. If you have further questions, please email email@example.com
More information can be found in the 2019 Primer.
UCWIP is a competitive program seeking bright, articulate students who can:
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, a former senior congressional advisor for twelve years.
UCWIP traditionally organises optional accommodations for participants through Suite Solutions in northern Virginia. These sharehouse accommodations offer a common social experience to each annual group, as well as comfort, safety and security, and short daily commutes to their congressional host offices. While it is not a program requirement to live in these flats, all but two (with other personal interests and Washington, DC capabilities) have opted-in since UCWIP's inception. Those opting in are making a commitment to their fellow participants, to the program organiser, and to the accommodations provider. That commitment includes a non-refundable pre-payment in full by 1 November directly to Suite Solutions. The accommodation cost for 2018 was roughly US$3,800.