The Congressional Award Foundation

About The Congressional Award Foundation

The United States Congress established The Congressional Award in 1979 to recognize initiative, service, and achievement in young people. It began as a bipartisan effort in both the United States Senate and the House of Representatives. The original bill was sponsored by Senator Malcolm Wallop of Wyoming and Congressman James Howard of New Jersey. The enabling legislation (Public Law 96-114) established The Congressional Award as a private-public partnership, which receives all funding from the private sector. The legislation was originally signed into law by President Jimmy Carter. Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald J. Trump have each signed continuing legislation.


Summer Intern

June 2019 - August 2019 Washington, DC
“I loved everything about this internship. Working in a small office with a close-knit group of people was a lovely introduction to a full-time job. The experiences I had while in this position were incredibly unique and diverse. I was able to work closely with the National Director on multiple projects and can now say that I interned with Congress' only non-profit organization!”
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