The University of Maine Congressional Internship Program, founded in 1958 by Dr. Edward Dow, is the oldest Washington D.C. internship program in the nation. Interns are selected through a highly competitive application process to live in D.C. and work full time in Congress each spring semester. 

In addition to the internship itself, the program includes monthly seminars in which the interns meet with high-level officials to discuss the political process in Washington.

We maintain a private Facebook group for all alumni of the UMaine Congressional Internship Program. Former interns are encouraged to join HERE.

Applications are normally available in the Political Science office starting in late September.