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Sen. Maggie Hassan with PEA intern Ben Ehrman

Helpful links for Washington Interns

About the program, Congress, and navigating the city while you are here. 

Advice for interns applying to Congressional offices. 

2024 Election. 

News Sources.  

Here is what everyone in your office will be reading every day: 


Roll Call

The Hill

The Washington Post 

About the WIP

WIP description on the PEA website.

WIP Events (current).  WIP23 Events; WIP22 Events.

American Political Literature (Current). In WIP23; WIP22

Information about Congress.

US House of Representatives website.  Information about committees, schedules, a directory of members, etc. For a more up-to date listing and live video from the floor, see Domewatch.

House Directory (House staffers' email addresses and telephone numbers).

US Senate website. Information about committees, schedules, a directory of members, etc.

GovTrack: find members of Congress on this website. Congressional Committees. See also: Legistorm

Senatehub: Youtube links to each US Senator's Youtube channel. Househub.

Cook Political Report: predictions about upcoming House and Senate elections. 

Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: predictions about Congressional elections. 

GovTrack.US: information on members of Congress, Congressional committees, etc. 

New members of Congress elected in 2022 (WAPOST).   Here Also

Problem Solvers Caucus

House Historian (Cannon Basement); Senate Historian


Map of capitol Hill

DC Metro (the subway, the buses) (Purchase and refill Smartpass cards in the subway stations, not online).

Capital Bikeshare.  (The hotel also has a couple of bikes we can use for free).

Citimapper (my favorite DC map app. It compares the price and time for various modes of travel. Turns out, walking is usually best).

Trip Hacks DC transportation tips

Things to do in DC

Official Washington Tourism site

Trip Hacks DC. Professional Tour Guide's YouTube channel.

WAPOST Going Out Guide (weekly column listing things to do)

Goldstar discount tickets finder.

"What's On" at the Kennedy Center.

Hill Center Concert series (just a few blocks from the CH Hotel)

Wanderlog's list of 50 best free museums in DC.  Wanderlog has lots of other lists, for example, here's one of DC coffee shops and cafes in DC.

Tour a tall ship: the Providence. (Docked down at the Wharf).

White House Visitor Center

Visit the Supreme Court.  Attend a lecture there. 

Political Film night

Movies about American politics

Kanopy film database (login required--contact library for password).

Swank film database (login required--contact library for password)