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  1. Uni-Capitol Washington Internship Program (UCWIP) Information session for 2014 internship application

  2. 15th year in 2014 • Over 140 internships across 14 program years. UCWIP’s intake will be drawn through 10 Australian universities in 2014 • Working in Democratic and Republican House, Senate and Committee offices • Interns undertake a range of tasks including legislative research, writing, constituent liaison, attend committee hearings and press conferences • Opportunities to meet with political correspondents, members of congress and representatives from various government offices, as well as non-government professionals • Activity examples: attend briefings by the US State Department and the Australian Embassy, day trips to Philadelphia - birthplace of the American republic and Constitution, Gettysburg - site of the pivotal Civil War battle, attend presidential swearing-in ceremonies and related inaugural festivities General information

  3. Founded in 1999 by former House and Senate staffer, Eric Federing, the program fosters cultural and educational exchanges between the United States and Australia • UCWIP aims to promote and strengthen the American-Australian relationship by offering young Australians rare insights into the inner workings of the American legislature • Offering congressional hosts opportunities to explore through these young Australians the often parallel public policy debates in Australia Objective of program

  4. Rep. Robert B. Aderholt (Republican of Alabama) • Sen. Benjamin Cardin (Democrat of Maryland) • Rep. James Clyburn (Democrat of South Carolina) • Rep. Joe Courtney (Democrat of Connecticut) • Sen. Mike Crapo (Republican of Idaho) • Rep. Rodney Davis (Republican of Illinois) • Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (Republican of Florida) • Del. Eni Faleomavaega (Democrat of American Samoa) • Rep. Sam Farr (Democrat of California) 2014 Internship offices

  5. Rep. Alcee Hastings (Democrat of Florida) • Rep. Jerrold Nadler (Democrat of New York) • Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Republican of Florida) • Rep. Loretta Sanchez (Democrat of California) • Rep. John Shimkus (Republican of Illinois) • Rep. John Tierney (Democrat of Massachusetts) • House Judiciary Committee (Minority office) • Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee (Majority office) • Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe 2014 Internship offices

  6. General information session • Wed 3 April 2013 11:00-12:00 5A37 • Mentoring session with UCWIP Alumni (RSVP required) • Fri 19 April 11:00-12:30 1C152  • Telebriefing session with Eric Federing (RSVP required) • Fri 3 May 2013 10:45-13:00 20B3 • Inquiries/RSVPsora.park@canberra.edu.au Information sessions

  7. Application form • Statement of interest • submit a short statement outlining your motivation for participating • your aspirations both personal and academic, relating to your internship; your ability to manage a demanding and challenging environment; your work experience, and involvement in community organisations; your travel experience, etc • CV with photo, awards, certificates • One page short essays on up to four prospective congressional hosts listed on the Primer • 1-3 examples of written work (2,000 words), consistent with your expressed interests • Two referee reports - one from academic • Academic transcript What to prepare

  8. Young professionals not students • Sharehouse arrangements with other interns • Estimated costs : Approx $10000+ • Air, accommodation, meals, transport • J1 visa – Sydney Preparation

  9. Faculty of Arts and Design UCWIP Scholarship of AUD5000 Scholarship

  10. Report to Course Convenor of Media and Public Affairs • Credit for Special Studies in Communication 1 or 2 (7555, 7556) : 3cp OR Communication Internship (9032) • Year 3 – second semester year before (WH) • Year 2 – same semester (or later) of internship • Speak at information sessions, mentoring for potential candidates, etc On return

  11. UC homepage • http://www.canberra.edu.au/study-abroad/travel-os/short-term/ucwip • UCWIP Facebook page (public) • http://www.facebook.com/UCWIP • Inquiries • sora.park@canberra.edu.au Further information