Applicant's Contact Information

    What are these options?
    Constituents who are hard of hearing or use a video phone have the option to choose TDD or VP based on the type of device they are using. This allows our office to respond to them accordingly. The default option "Voice" is a standard audible telephone.

    Applicant's Additional Information

    Where would you like to work? (check all that apply):
    What semester are you applying for? (check all that apply):

    Permanent Address (if different)

    Emergency Contact Information

    Skills applicable to internship

    Academic Information

    If you are currently enrolled in college/university, please answer the following:

    Is academic credit available for internships?

    Is academic credit available for internships?


    Applicant's Cover Letter and Resume:

    Your file size can not exceed 500KB. Documents must be the following file types: .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, .txt

    Macintosh users: Your document must have a file extension. Resave it using your word processor with the appropriate extension from the above list.

    Office of US Congresswoman Bustos Internship Scholarship Program

    The Office of US Congresswoman Bustos created a scholarship program to provide access to our internship programs to applicants who cannot afford to work without pay or who cannot otherwise afford the living expenses of Washington DC. Scholarships are limited to applicants who currently reside in the 17th Congressional District of Illinois or who have previously spent significant time residing in the 17th Congressional District of Illinois. Scholarships are also reserved for interns who are able to work full-time (40 hours per week). Applicants receiving funding through a third party program such as a university or nonprofit are not eligible for the scholarship program.

    The Office of US Congresswoman Bustos Scholarship Program is intended for those who could not otherwise participate in a full-time, unpaid internship. The office considers a financial need to exist in specific circumstances such as: when an individual is eligible for a Pell Grant; when an individual or a person claiming the individual as a dependent is eligible for an Earned Income Tax Credit; when an individual or person claiming the individual as a dependent has an income at or below the federal poverty line; and other similar circumstances that may make an individual decline to accept an internship offer because the individual could not otherwise offered to intern with the Office. Veterans and others receiving Social Security disability payments are also considered eligible for the program.

    The Office can only provide a limited number of paid scholarships for individuals with demonstrated need. The office therefore requests that you do not ask for this certification if you do not have such need. Acceptance to the internship program is not a guarantee of funding. All internship applications will be evaluated independently from your certification of financial need.

    Please note that the law requires the Office to comply with the E-Verify Program established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA). If you are selected for a scholarship, the Office will verify that you are eligible for employment in the United States.