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Congresswoman Virginia Foxx is pleased to announce her 11th annual Teacher in Congress Internship. The internship will be conducted in the Congresswoman’s Washington, D.C. congressional office during the period July 14-21, 2017, and consists of learning activities, including an introduction to the legislative process; tours of the U.S. Capitol, Library of Congress and area museums; briefings with House committee staff; and attending hearings, mark-ups and floor debates.

Preference will be given to applicants who:

Live in the 5th District
Teach at a public or private school in the 5th District
Teach grades 9-12 during the 2017-2018 school year

Applicants must be available to arrive in Washington the afternoon of Friday, July 14, 2017 for orientation and stay for the duration of the entire internship.

APPLICATION:

Completed applications may be submitted via email to TeacherInCongress@mail.house.gov or by U.S. mail to:

Congresswoman Virginia Foxx
Attn: Teacher in Congress
3540 Clemmons Road, Suite 125
Clemmons, NC 27012

Applicants should submit a completed Teacher in Congress Internship application form by close of business on Friday, June 2, 2017, accompanied by a cover letter, resume and sample lesson plan.  Each application will be reviewed and one teacher will be selected to participate in the Teacher in Congress Internship.  Applicants will be notified by email of the selection results.  Assistance will be offered to arrange renewal credit where applicable.  However, the selected intern is responsible for making all transportation and lodging arrangements. 

Teacher in Congress SummaryTeacher in Congress Application

The 2013 Teacher in Congress was Miss Hannah Savey (below, with Congresswoman Foxx).

 

VOICES FROM THE 5TH

"Thank you for keeping us informed about the Washington situation...I sincerely hope that you will try your very best to de-fund Obamacare." - Bill, Mocksville

VOICES FROM THE 5TH

"The federal government needs to rein in spending and re-work the tax code...There needs to be real changes." - David, Kernersville

VOICES FROM THE 5TH

"The only way to ensure a meaningful education is to provide students with teachers that are dedicated to them and their individual needs." - Mary, Hickory

VOICES FROM THE 5TH

"The number one issue that Congress should be working on is the economy, the smothering regulations and the mounting debt." - Jeff, Lewisville

VOICES FROM THE 5TH

"Please support our 2nd amendment rights at all cost." - Robert, Lewisville

VOICES FROM THE 5TH

"We MUST continue to send a message...that [government] cannot pick and choose which parts of the Constitution they will adhere to." - Patricia, Taylorsville

VOICES FROM THE 5TH

"Our children deserve a world-class education that will equip them to compete in the global economy." - Lorrie, Kernersville

VOICES FROM THE 5TH

"The right thing is not easy, pleasant or popular. It's hard work - just like what Americans do every day." - Jeff, Advance

VOICES FROM THE 5TH

"Paying for college is already hard enough for many students, increasing the borrowing rate is only going to make a bad problem worse." - Amy, Kernersville

VOICES FROM THE 5TH

"Stand firm to cut and eliminate waste!" - Joseph, Clemmons

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