About the D.C. Owls

The D.C. Owls program helps KSU students to identify and apply for D.C.-based internships with members of Congress or executive branch offices. Day-to-day tasks may vary based on placement but will likely include assisting with constituent requests or concerns, gathering research, organizing and attending committee meetings or briefings, and much more.

The D.C. Owls program also offers a scholarship to assist students with living and other expenses while interning in D.C. for the Fall, Spring, or Summer semester. The D.C. Owls scholarship is open to juniors and seniors of all majors with a minimum 2.5 GPA. To apply, students are required to submit an online application, resume, and cover letter to the Office of Government Relations using the link listed at the bottom of the page. Students must receive course credit for their participation in an internship program to be eligible to receive the stipend. For questions regarding internship course credit, please contact Holly Sedys with the Department of Career Planning and Development at hsedys@kennesaw.edu. An interview with KSU faculty and staff may be requested following the receipt of all application materials.

The scholarship application submitted with the Office of Government Relations is separate from all applications submitted for internship positions. Applications for internships are typically submitted directly to the office, committee, agency, or department of interest. Only students completing internships with federal government offices are eligible to receive the scholarship. Students are welcome to apply for the scholarship before securing an official internship offer. However, the stipend will only be distributed once the position has been obtained. For information on current internship opportunities, deadlines, and requirements, please contact Julia Ayers at jayers30@kennesaw.edu.

If you are interested in participating in a federal internship in D.C. but are not planning to apply for the D.C. Owls scholarship, we recommend you still contact Julia Ayers to discuss how the Office of Government Relations and the Department of Career Planning and Development can support you throughout the application process. If you are interested in exploring federal internship opportunities but traveling to D.C. is not a viable option for you, please note internships are also available with Congressional district offices located throughout the state. Students participating in district office internships are not eligible to receive the stipend.

Start your application for the D.C. Owls scholarship.