Panetta Congressional Internship Program

Washington D.C. Internship Opportunity!

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Panetta Congressional Internship Program

Program Summary

The Panetta Institute’s annual Congressional Internship Program, held from August through November, combines a rigorous two-week academic orientation at the Panetta Institute at CSU Monterey Bay, regular seminars in Washington, D.C., and experiential education as a Panetta intern in the Washington, D.C. office of a California member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Upon completion of all requirements, interns will earn 20 academic semester units for their university transcripts. All program costs are covered, including academic fees and tuition, food and housing, a modest living stipend, and air and ground transportation.

The Congressional Internship Program is open to undergraduate students who will be enrolled in their junior or senior year during the period of internship. Any academic major may apply and the program is open to qualified students regardless of income.

Jeffrey Bongga is the current Panetta Congressional Intern from CSUSB.  He is serving in the office of The Hon. Jackie Speier during the fall quarter.  An article about Jeffrey provides additional information about his appointment and the Panetta program. 

If you are interested in the Panetta Congressional Internship Program, additional information can be found on the program website.  Please email Diane Podolske at for the application materials.  The deadline for this year's selection process is Thursday, January 31st at 3:00pm.