Foxx announces 2019 Teacher in Congress Internship

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 16, 2019

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WASHINGTON — Rep. Virginia Foxx is encouraging local teachers to apply for the 13th annual Teacher in Congress Internship.

“The Teacher in Congress Internship was created to offer teachers a taste of the real workings of Congress and the day-to-day life of a member of Congress,” said Foxx. “This program provides the participating teacher with a tangible way to give students a look inside the federal government and hopefully inspires the next generation of North Carolina public servants with a vibrant civics education.”

The paid internship will take place in Foxx’s Washington, D.C., office from July 12-19. In addition to attending committee hearings, mark-ups, and floor debates, the participating teacher will receive an introduction to the legislative process, briefings with House committee staff, and tours of the U.S. Capitol; Library of Congress; and area museums.

Preference will be given to applicants who live in the 5th District, teach at a public or private school in the 5th District, and teach grades 9-12 social studies during the 2019-2020 school year. Applicants must be available to arrive in Washington on the afternoon of Friday, July 12, for orientation and stay for the duration of the internship.

Applications are available online at Applicants should submit a completed 2019 Teacher in Congress Internship application form with a cover letter, resume, and sample lesson plan by Friday, June 7.

Completed applications may be submitted via email to or by U.S. mail to U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx, Attn: Teacher in Congress, 3540 Clemmons Road, Suite 125, Clemmons, N.C., 27012.

Each application will be reviewed and one teacher will be selected to participate. Applicants will be notified by email of the selection results the week of June 9. Assistance will be offered to arrange renewal credit where applicable. However, the selected teacher is responsible for making all transportation and lodging arrangements.

Those with questions regarding the 2019 Teacher in Congress Internship may contact Rep. Foxx’s office at 202-225-2071.

U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx represents North Carolina’s 5th Congressional District and is Republican Leader of the House Committee on Education and Labor.