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Help Make D.C. Dreams a Reality

Many University of Montevallo political science majors dream of an internship on Capitol Hill.

Kendall Criswell spent a summer in Washington, D.C. as a congressional intern.

UM senior Kendall Criswell spent a summer in Washington, D.C. as a congressional intern.

There is one barrier keeping many of our students from achieving this dream. Most congressional internships are unpaid, which means the dream of spending a summer in Washington, D.C. ends for many of our political science majors.

As a University of Montevallo political science alumnus, you are in a unique position to understand the special opportunities for UM students majoring in political science. You can help make this dream a reality and help these students fund an opportunity they didn’t think they could afford.

You can contribute to the D.C. experience for students similar to UM senior Kendall Criswell. Criswell understands the impact a D.C. internship can have, as she completed an internship in Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke’s office on Capitol Hill in summer 2019.

“Being an intern in D.C. was an experience that aimed to ensure me that I will have a future on Capitol Hill and in the political sphere,” Criswell said. “From making sure I knew how to answer a constituent call to how to budget my income, my internship helped me excel in both professional and personal development. Without the guidance of the staff in Congresswoman Clarke’s office, I would not be confident in the future endeavors that await me.”

Help us make these students’ dreams a reality. Any funds raised beyond what is needed for a summer internship will be applied to future internship opportunities.