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Location: Washington, D.C. / Remote workers accepted 

Commitment: 20-30 hours / week 

Notes: This tech project is best suited for a team of 2 to 4 students. We welcome applicants who will work for academic credit. 

The Congressional App Challenge is in its 5th year and has seen exponential growth in participation since its conception. We expect this growth to continue. To that end, we want to automate some of the processes involved in managing the contests.

This is an ideal capstone project for a team of 2 to 4 Computer Science / Software Engineering students. 

Interns will have immediate responsibilities including: 

  • SDLC / Software Development Lifecycle
  • Design Workflow, modular programming
  • System requirements evaluation
  • Creating google add-ons for forms and sheets

This position may be done virtually from anywhere in the USA. Our physical office is two blocks away from the White House. 

This is an unpaid position. We prefer students who would be doing this project for academic credit. 

Suggested deliverables: 

  • Coding: Recreate the “FormRanger” Google add-on with modifications
  • Bots: Automating population of Google Sheets based on dynamic data
  • Create a system which allows judges to evaluate contest entries in their assigned district


  • Junior or senior in college, recent graduate, or grad student
  • Quick learning and a sense of humor 
  • Ability to use advanced features in MS Excel, Google Sheets, Google Forms
  • Previous coding experience (preferably Ruby, Perl, C/C++)

Bonus skills: 

  • Prior experience with Ruby on Rails
  • Experience with Salesforce 
  • Experience with R programming

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

To apply, send a cover letter and a résumé to [email protected]