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Rich Levy Congressional Internship Program

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Project ended on October 21, at 11:59 PM EDT
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Rich Levy Congressional Internship Program

Salem State’s Congressional Internship Program is turning 20! Thanks to the generous support of donors nearly 30 of our political science students have worked as summer interns in Washington, D.C. for U.S. Senators, Representatives, Congressional Committees and Congressional Caucuses over the past two decades.  These opportunities have increased their knowledge of policy issues and allowed them to network with other students, faculty and policy professionals. Former interns have gone on to elected office, Fulbright Scholarships, law school, graduate school, jobs on Capitol Hill and Beacon Hill, and many other significant achievements. Congressional interns have enriched our student body as they share their experiences in class discussions and with the larger campus community upon their return to Salem. 

In 2020, we named the Congressional Internship Program in honor of retiring Professor Rich Levy in recognition of his long-standing contributions to our internship program. Please help us expand the Rich Levy Congressional Internship program with a gift that will enable us to provide additional opportunities for even more students to experience Washington, D.C. and Capitol Hill.


Your generous contribution donation will allow us to:

• Increase the summer internship stipend to keep pace with increasing costs of housing in Washington, D.C. 

• Make Congressional Internships available for more students, for longer internships and possibly at other times of the year 

• Cover the cost of winter session tuition to take POL310 U.S. Congress to better prepare students and enhance their chances for internship selection. 

• Provide professional clothing stipend for Congressional Internship Program participants 

• Expand the number of students who benefit from experiences on Capitol Hill with a week-long proposed Congressional Institute that would provide students with a unique opportunity to learn about federal policy making from Congressional staff, interest group representatives, members of Congress and faculty 


Choose a giving level



Books on Congress


DC Metro Pass

Pass for use on DC Metro subway for one month


Professional Clothing Stipend

Purchase of clothing for working on Capitol Hill in the summer


Transportation Package

Plane ticket to/from Washington, DC, 3 month DC Metro Pass, and transportation to/from airports.


Internship Housing

Intern dorm housing for 2 months in Washington, D.C.


Full Congressional Internship

Housing, stipend, and transportation for one full 3 month internship in Washington, D.C.

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