US Congressman Jim Himes Announces Opportunities for Students

Congressman Jim Himes opportunities for students 

Service Academy

The United States Service Academy’s purpose is to educate and train future commissioned officers for the United States Armed Forces. If accepted, you will get free tuition, including room and board, specialized training and a commission to the service branch of your academy.

There are five U.S. Service Academies: the United States Military Academy, the United States Naval Academy, the United States Air Force Academy, the United States Coast Guard Academy and the United States Merchant Marine Academy.

Should you be interested in applying, check out my website and learn more about this great opportunity. Nominations must be submitted before Friday, October 4, 2019.  If you have questions about the nomination process or submitting your application, please call my Service Academy Coordinator, Joshua Rodriguez, at 203-333-6600.

2020 Congressional Art Competition

Next year’s 2020 Congressional Art Competition will begin in March 2020 and will conclude in May 2020. As students move through this year in school, they should keep in mind artistic pieces they might want to submit in the Competition. The first place winning artist’s work is displayed at the United States Capitol for one year alongside other winning artwork from other congressional districts across the country. The other winning artwork pieces and honorable mentions from my district are displayed for one year in my Washington D.C. and Bridgeport offices. 

You can find more information about past Congressional Art Competitions here and bookmark my Art Competition page for updates in 2020.

2019 Congressional App Challenge

The 2019 Congressional App Challenge is currently open and accepting software applications through Friday, November 1, 2019. This competition is designed to engage students’ creativity and encourage participation in computer science and coding. The Challenge is open to middle and high school students who will compete within their congressional district by creating and exhibiting their software application, or “app,” for mobile, tablet or computer devices.

To enter, middle and high school students must register on the  App Challenge’s website. All entries must be original in concept, design and execution.

All interested students are encouraged to register by the early registration date, September 10, and the final submission deadline is November 1.

Spring Internship Opportunities

My office has open internships in my district offices in Bridgeport and Stamford and in my D.C. office for the Spring of 2020. These internships provide excellent professional opportunities and valuable insight into the operations of a congressional office. Interns cultivate a strong workplace skillset by undertaking a variety of administrative and legislative responsibilities in the offices.

The spring internship program is open to all high-school and college-level students. The district-based internship application deadline is November 17. Interns will start in the Stamford or Bridgeport office in January and the internship will end in mid-May.

Please read more about the internship program, application materials and application process here on my website.

As you can see, my office has many opportunities available for high school and college students over the next year. 

I look forward to seeing all of your applications to these happenings this Congress.


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