Recruitment Opens to Congressional Internship Program for Polish Students

On January 11, Transatlantic Future Leaders Forum (TFLF) begins recruitment for the third edition of their Congressional internship program in Washington D.C. seeking the best and brightest university students.  Application deadline is March 15, 2018. 

This highly competitive program runs from August to October, 2018 and includes internships in U.S. Congressional offices plus a series of meetings with representatives from U.S. government, business and NGO sectors.  In 2017, interns visited the headquarters of the World Bank, the Boeing plant in Charleston and the U.S. Department of State and met with the Polish ambassador in the U.S.

Transatlantic Future Leaders Forum’s goal is to develop a cadre of young Polish leaders who understand the importance of Poland’s relationship with the United States, Europe and NATO.  Since 2016, the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw has been a strategic partner of the program as it directly supports the Embassy’s commitment to increasing knowledge of U.S. civics among Polish youth.  The U.S. Embassy helps in the recruitment process, covers some administration costs and also helps organize meetings for TFLF interns with U.S. government representatives.


The program gave me a unique opportunity for interactions and discussions, often very fruitful, with professional politicians. I am sure that participation in the program will have a significant impact on the path of my professional development” – Bartłomiej Bąk, 2017 intern in Congressman Dan Lipinski’s office and current student of the Warsaw School of Economics.

“We would like the program to fulfill the promises contained in its name. To actually help create the paths of future leaders, creating a platform enabling the connection of the best students with people who take far-reaching decisions affecting the future of Poland, Europe and the North Atlantic Alliance” Rafał Libera, president of the TFLF board.

Selection Process:

To participate in the program candidates must have:

  • Polish citizenship and currently enrolled in an institution of higher learning in Poland or abroad
  • Strong academic performance
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Candidates must be no more than 26 (be born on January 1, 1992 or later)

Preference for candidates with involvement in student activities, volunteerism and/or NGO experience.

Written Application:  Applications can be submitted from January 11 to March 15, 2018 via the online form found on the TFLF website

Oral Assessment:  Selected persons will have the opportunity to present themselves during the oral exam in Warsaw at the beginning of April 2018.

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