Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-NC, is encouraging local teachers to apply for the 12th annual Teacher in Congress Internship.

The Teacher in Congress Internship was created to offer teachers a taste of the real workings of Congress and the day-to-day life of a member of Congress.

The paid internship will take place in Foxx’s Washington, D.C., office from July 13-20, 2018. In addition to attending committee hearings, mark-ups and floor debates, the participating teacher will receive an introduction to the legislative process, briefings with House committee staff and tours of the U.S. Capitol, Library of Congress and area museums.

Preference will be given to applicants who live in the 5th District, teach at a public or private school in the 5th District and teach grades 9-12 social studies during the 2018-2019 school year. Applicants must be available to arrive in Washington on the afternoon of Friday, July 13 for orientation and stay for the duration of the internship.

Applications are available online at www.foxx.house.gov/teachers. Application forms, a cover letter, resume and sample lesson must be submitted by Monday, June 4  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..gov or by U.S. mail to U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx, Attn: Teacher in Congress, 3540 Clemmons Road, Suite 125, Clemmons, NC 27012.

Applicants will be notified by email of the selection results the week of June 4.

Those with questions regarding the 2018 Teacher in Congress Internship may contact Foxx’s office at (202) 225-2071.