Fred Harris Congressional Internship Program

Department of Political Science 
Joann M. Buehler
Geographic Area Served

Project Description
The provision of scholarship funds and practical experience to outstanding undergraduate students by working as Congressional Interns in Washington, DC. This program was developed as an remarkable opportunity to outstanding students with a minimum of 60 earned credit hours and a minimum GPA of 3.0, interested in careers in politics and the political arena, to earn first-hand experience.

Students work (four days per week) for one semester in Washington, DC, as an Intern with a member of Congress. They are also enrolled as full-time students and earn 12 credit hours, attending classes every Friday. They are paid $4,500 to offset expenses, and are housed in the available Washington Intern Student Housing (WISH).
A minimum of 60 earned credit hours and a minimum GPA of 3.0
10 students are selected each academic year.

Course Information

Department: Political Science
Course #: 311/491/496
Interns enroll in three upper-level Political Science courses (311, 491 and 496) and one independent study with a willing professor from their academic department (the program is not limited to students of the Department of Political Science, or the College of Arts & Sciences).   

Contact Information:
Location Mailing Address
UNM Main Campus
Social Sciences Building, Room 2061
 UNM Main Campus
MSC05 3070
Email Telephone
Joann Buehler
Joann Buehler (505) 277-8930
Fred Harris Congressional Internship

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