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The 7th Project opens 2019 congressional internship applications

On Wednesday, The 7th Project announced application openings for their 2019 Congressional Internship Program, which gives college students who are residents of Alabama’s 7th District the opportunity to work with U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell in her Washington, D.C. office.

“The 7th Project has been a wonderful partner in providing interns for my office,” Sewell said. “I was blessed to have the opportunity to work as an intern for my Congressman while in college, so representing the 7th District is truly a full circle moment for me.”

The program provides interns with housing on a Washington, D.C. college campus and a weekly stipend during the internship period.

Program alumni have gone on to work on Capitol Hill and with organizations like the Southern Poverty Law Center, Human Rights Campaign, the NAACP and Teach for America.

Currently enrolled college students with a 3.0 GPA or higher who are residents of Alabama’s 7th District are eligible to apply. Applications are due on by April 8, 2019.

“We found that many students from Alabama’s 7th District weren’t able to take advantage of the Washington internship opportunity because of economic barriers,” stated Ted Hosp, Board Chairman of The 7th Project. “We felt it was important to step in and fill the gap. Internships open so many doors for young people, and it is our hope that these students will continue to bring the knowledge and experience they gain back to their communities and make a positive impact in the 7th Congressional District.”

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