Recent Initiatives

Political Science Internship


The majority of Congressional internships are unpaid, forcing students to front the bill for a $10,000 opportunity. This creates a barrier of entry for students with limited financial means. We have one such student currently facing this obstacle. The student was recently accepted for an internship this summer through the College to Congress program in Washington D.C.

Alumnus Amos Snead ’02, partner with S3 Public Affairs and co-founder of in Washington D.C., understands the transformative effects an internship like this can have. “I spent a summer in Washington, D.C. during my undergraduate career at the University of Montevallo. The experience that summer opened my eyes and convinced me to follow my dreams to Washington after graduation. This is an opportunity to expand your horizons and gain valuable internship experience,” said Snead.

UM student Zoe Scott (second from left) with other College to Congress interns at Capitol Hill.

During the summer of 2018, Montevallo student Zoe Scott was selected for a College to Congress internship. Gifts from alumni made it possible for her to go.

“Contributing to Capitol Hill has long been a dream of mine, but the inherent financial obstacle made a congressional internship seem like a closed door to me,” said Scott. “College to Congress and the University of Montevallo not only opened that door by providing funding for my incredible experience, but they also gave me a network of support that made the experience even more fulfilling. D.C. is a city bustling with new things to learn and people to meet, and I am so immensely grateful to have been given the opportunity to participate in that.”

Many students dream of opportunities like this. You can help us make this dream a reality.