WASHINGTON, D.C. — Have a hankering to spend time on Capitol Hill? Are you a college student who wants to gain valuable skills, insight and perspective by working with out elected officials? Then apply for a spot at the intensive summer Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute’s Congressional Internship program.

The program brings at least five outstanding LGBTQ college students to Washington, D.C., for an intensive semester-long leadership program, including an eight-week Congressional internship and a structured curriculum to learn about the legislative process and careers in the policy-making process. The Victory Institute intern will help coordinate logistical aspects of this program. A byproduct of participation is obtaining development as a future out public leader. They will work with members of the LGBT Equality Caucus and be involved with a community service project.

Qualifications include a demonstration of strong written and oral communication skills, attention to detail, creative thinking and independent project management, as well as a solid grasp of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.

The internship requires a creative thinker who enjoys the challenge of organizing information in a concise and understandable manner and can find solutions to problems as they arise in the course of maintaining a system of gathering and organizing data.

Housing accommodations in downtown and a stipend of $1,000 will be made available to cover other living expenses. Airfare to and from the capital at the beginning and end of the program will be provided and more. Academic credit may be obtained, depending upon each participant’s college or university.

Deadline for application is Feb. 6.

To apply or for more information, email a current resume and cover letter to careers@victoryinstitute.org, or visit victoryinstitute.org/vci_application to make online application.


Lainey Millen

Lainey Millen was formerly QNotes' associate editor, special assignments writer, N.C. and U.S./World News Notes columnist and production director from 2001-2019 when she retired.