2024 CAPA Civic Internship Program

In partnership with the following elected representatives, CAPA is proud to announce the
launch of the 2024 Civic Internship Program:

  • US Congressman David Trone (MD 6th District)
  • Maryland State Senator Katie Fry Hester (D9)
  • Maryland State Senator Clarence Lam (D12)
  • Maryland State Delegate Jessica Feldmark (D12A)
  • Maryland State Delegate Terri Hill (D12A)
  • Maryland State Delegate Courtney Watson (9B)
  • Maryland State Delegate Dr. Chao Wu (D9A)
  • Maryland State Delegate Natalie Ziegler (D9A)
  • Howard County Circuit Court Judge Stephanie Porter
  • Howard County Council Member (D4) Deb Jung
  • Howard County Council Member (D1) Liz Walsh
  • HCPSS Board of Education Member Dr. Yun Lu
  • HCPSS Board of Education Member Dr. Linfeng Chen

The primary aim of this initiative is to provide training opportunities for underrepresented high school and college students with an interest in public service. By fostering civic engagement and involvement in public policy, we aspire to cultivate a new generation of leaders and encourage their eventual participation in public office.

The program is scheduled to commence in June with comprehensive training sessions designed to equip interns with the necessary skills to excel in a professional setting, particularly within the realm of public service. Following the training phase, selected interns will have the opportunity to work alongside elected officials throughout the summer. The working hours can be mutually agreed upon between interns and their respective officials, with a minimum commitment of 80 hours. CAPA will host an interns’ work showcase and graduation ceremony in October to facilitate networking opportunities and further professional development for program participants.

The selection process will entail a written application, an interview conducted by the CAPA team, and a subsequent interview with the elected official with whom the intern is matched. A program administration fee of $600 will be required upon acceptance, though this fee will be waived for individuals facing financial constraint.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Current high school or college students with an interest in pursuing careers in public service and public policy.
  2. CAPA Paid Membership is required. To join, visit: CAPA Membership Info
  3. No prior experience necessary.

Selection Process:

  1. Complete the application form by March 31, 2024.
  2. Interview with CAPA: If selected, you will be notified of your application status by April 10, 2024, and scheduled for an interview within the following two weeks.
  3. Decisions will be communicated by May 5, 2024, and forwarded to the relevant elected officials.
  4. Interviews with our partner officials will be conducted in mid-June if deemed necessary.