Foxx Announces 2017 Teacher in Congress Internship
WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., is encouraging local teachers to apply for the 11th annual Teacher in Congress Internship.
“The Teacher in Congress Internship was created to offer teachers a taste of the real workings of Congress and the day-to-day life of a member of Congress,” said Foxx. “This program provides the participating teacher with a tangible way to give students a look inside the federal government and hopefully inspires the next generation of North Carolina public servants with a vibrant civics education.”
The paid internship will take place in Foxx’s Washington, D.C., office from July 14-21, 2017. In addition to attending committee hearings, mark-ups and floor debates, the participating teacher will receive an introduction to the legislative process, briefings with House committee staff and tours of the U.S. Capitol, Library of Congress and area museums.
Preference will be given to applicants who live in the 5th District, teach at a public or private school in the 5th District and teach grades 9-12 during the 2017-2018 school year. Applicants must be available to arrive in Washington on the afternoon of Friday, July 14, 2017, for orientation and stay for the duration of the internship.
Applications are available online at www.foxx.house.gov/teachers. Applicants should submit a completed 2017 Teacher in Congress Internship application form, accompanied by a cover letter, resume and sample lesson plan by Friday, June 2, 2017.
Completed applications may be submitted via email to TeacherInCongress@mail.house.gov or by U.S. mail to U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx, Attn: Teacher in Congress, 3540 Clemmons Road, Suite 125, Clemmons, NC 27012.
Each application will be reviewed and one teacher will be selected to participate. Applicants will be notified by email of the selection results after June 9, 2017. Assistance will be offered to arrange renewal credit where applicable. However, the selected teacher is responsible for making all transportation and lodging arrangements.
Those with questions regarding the 2017 Teacher in Congress Internship may contact Foxx’s office at (202) 225-2071.
U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx represents North Carolina’s 5th Congressional District and is the chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.