What you will do in Washington
The goal of the internship is to provide an experience of political life in an influential congressional office and the many tasks, priorities and pressures of that office.
You will be assigned to a US Senate or House of Representatives office, where a congressional office supervisor will set your daily tasks.
A requirement of the internship is that you produce a research paper. The topic of that paper will be worked out by you, Flinders University's Professor of American Studies and Politics and your congressional office supervisor.
Students applying the internship list three preferred areas of policy or partisan interest and every effort is made to match student interest with the interests of the offices offering placements.