If you are a student who would like to ask Congresswoman Bustos a question, we encourage you to participate in Congress in your classroom.
The following information is for Students. Please contact our office for assistance with any questions or problems you may have.
Our younger constituents are the future of our district and providing them information that can enhance their education is important to their development. Below are some resources that will be useful to kids.
In addition, there are resources for parents.
All Kids Resources
- Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids: Kindergarten-2nd Grade
- Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids: 3rd-5th Grade
- U.S. Census Bureau Fact Finder Kids Page
- CIA Kids Page (Kindergarten-5th Grade)
- EPA Drinking Water & Ground Water Kids’ Stuff (Kindergarten-3rd Grade)
- EPA Drinking Water and Ground Water Kids’ Stuff (4th-8th Grade)
- FBI Kids Page (Kindergarten-5th Grade)
- FEMA For Kids (Federal Emergency Management Agency)
- Gearing Up for a Great Trip (Federal Trade Commission)
- Kids In the House: Young Learners
- Kids In the House: Grade School
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Kids Pages (Kindergarten-6th Grade)
- Veteran Affairs Kids Page (Kindergarten-5th Grade)
- Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids: 6th-8th Grade
- Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids: 9th-12th Grade
- CIA Kids Page (6th-12th Grade)
- EPA Drinking Water & Ground Water Kids’ Stuff (4th-8th Grade)
- EPA Drinking Water & Ground Water Kids’ Stuff (9th-12th Grade)
- FBI Youth (6th-12th Grade)
- Kids In the House: Middle School
- Kids In the House: High School
- National Center for Education Statistics Kids’ Zone (Part of the U.S. Department of Education)
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Kids Pages (6-12 Grade)
- Veteran Affairs Kids Page (6th-12th Grade)
- You Are Here – where kids learn to be smarter consumers (5-8 Grade)
- Internship Opportunities
An internship in my office provides a great opportunity for students to learn first-hand how our government works. Interns gain valuable knowledge and experience by having hands-on opportunity to learn about the legislative process, as well as the operations of a Congressional office.
- Military Academy Nominations
Young people who are genuinely interested in pursuing a career in the military service and who are looking to build a career foundation at one of our esteemed service academies are encouraged to open a file in the Congressional District office by sending a letter of interest.
- Student Financial Aid
Information is available to students to learn more about the process of locating and applying for financial aid.
- Additional resources
Including birth certificates, consumer protection, disaster preparedness, and unclaimed property.
In my Washington, DC office, internships run throughout the fall, spring or summer semesters for college students. Although all internships in all offices are unpaid, students gain invaluable work experience. The hours can be flexible to accommodate students’ course schedules, but generally run 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Legislative internships and press internships are available, and interns’ responsibilities will vary. They will be asked to answer phones, run errands, research legislation for the Member and legislative staff, attend hearings and briefings and draft press releases and constituent letters on various issues before the House. As a result, interns learn about the legislative process and the many other functions of a congressional office.
Admissions to the internship program are on a rolling basis
To apply for an internship in my Washington, DC office, please send a resume and cover letter to Susan.Curran@mail.house.gov with “Intern Application” in the subject line.
In my Illinois office, interns may be asked to do a variety of things, including day-to-day office work such as answering phones, writing letters and assisting with media clips. In addition, interns may be assigned to assist in various constituent case work or work on District-based projects of importance.
To apply for an internship in one of my Illinois offices, please send a resume and cover letter to Lucie.VanHecke@mail.house.gov with “Intern Application” in the subject line.
If you would like more information on Congressional Internships—please contact my office.