Most internships in Washington, D.C. are unpaid. This makes it nearly impossible for many deserving students to learn about policy and gain practical work experience in our nation’s capital. The cost of living in Washington, D.C. is 15-20% higher than the average Texas city. This cost, when combined with tuition and fees is prohibitive to many students when considering this program.
Therefore, scholarships for students participating in the ANRP’s Washington, D.C. program are generously donated each year by supporters of the program. Donations allow students to experience this exciting and educational opportunity, which might otherwise be out of reach because of financial constraints.
All ANRP Internship Program participants in Washington, D.C. take advantage of a unique benefit, where they are provided with free housing, which amounts to a scholarship of $2500 in the spring and fall, and $2000 in the summer.
Moreover, each participating office also pays their ANRP intern a minimum stipend of $500/month. Thus, because our students receive monetary payment for their services, there is a general feeling of obligation, respect, and service.