Arts Competition

Each year, the Congressional Institute sponsors a visual arts competition for high school students nationwide. Winning entries from each congressional district are hung in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol for one year, and the winning student artists will be flown to Washington, D.C. to be recognized at an award ceremony.

Congressional App Challenge

The Congressional App Challenge is open to all students in Washington’s 7th Congressional District. Submissions will be judged on the following criteria: quality of the idea, including creativity and originality; implementation of the idea, including user experience and design; and demonstrated excellence of coding and programming skills.

Flags

If you would like to order a U.S. flag from our office, please use the flag order form to calculate the price and shipping costs.

Grant Applications

A collection of resources for people seeking information or assistance applying for Federal Grants. Please contact our office for additional information or assistance.

Help with a Federal Agency

Please contact us if you’re having problems with Social Security, Medicare, veterans or military affairs, immigration, passports, or other issues involving a federal government agency. We are here to help our residents cut through the red tape, solve problems and answer any questions about your casework.

Internships

In the 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. In the District 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.

Military Academy Nominations

Members of Congress may nominate candidates for appointment to four of the five U.S. service academies: U.S. Military Academy (USMA), West Point, NY; the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), Annapolis, MD; the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA), Colorado Springs, CO; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), Kings Point, NY. The fifth service academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (USCGA), New London, CT, does not require a congressional nomination for appointment.

Tours and Tickets

All tickets are provided to constituents on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to the large number of visitors, please request them as early as possible in order to maximize your chances. For information on sightseeing and attractions, please visit the Washington, DC Tourism Information page.