Rep. Lujan's office has compiled information that may be helpful for students across the 3rd Congressional District. His office encourages young constituents to learn more about the legislative process and their government.
Rep. Lujan's office runs an internship program accepting individuals interested in learning about the operations of a congressional office. In addition to general office support, interns assist the staff with constituent services, Capitol tours, and light research. Interns are also encouraged to attend hearings, lectures, and seminars available in Congress and around the Hill.
In my Washington, D.C. 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. The hours are flexible to accommodate students' hectic course schedules, but generally run 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. when Congress is in session, and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. when not in session.
In Washington, interns' responsibilities will vary. They will be asked to answer phones, run errands, research legislation for Rep. Lujan and his legislative staff, attend hearings and briefings, and answer constituent letters on various issues before the House. As a result, interns learn about the legislative process and the many other functions of a congressional office.
In my New Mexico 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.
If you would like more information on congressional internships please contact the office at 202-225-6190.
Congressional Art Competition
Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our congressional district.
The Artistic Discovery Contest is open to all high school students. The over-all winner of our district's competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will also include artwork from other contest winners nation-wide.
Art works entered in the contest may be up to 32 inches by 32 inches (including the frame) and may be up to 4 inches in depth. The art work may be
- Paintings - including oil, acrylics, and watercolor
- Drawings - including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers
- Prints - including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints
- Mixed Media
- Computer Generated Art
All entries must be an original in concept, design and execution.
The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition.
If you would like more information on the annual Congressional District Art Competition - including this year's deadlines - please contact my office.
Congressional App Competition
The Congressional App Challenge (CAC) is a public effort to encourage students to learn how to code, through annual district-wide competitions hosted by Members of Congress for their district.
Middle and high school students code original applications for the chance to be selected for recognition by their Member of Congress, win prizes, and have their work put on display in the Capitol Building in Washington, DC. Learn more about the app competition here.
General Student Resources
- U.S. Government for Kids
- America's Library
- Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids (U.S. Government Printing Office)
- CIA Kids Page
- EPA Drinking Water & Ground Water Kids' Stuff
- FBI Kids Page
- Kids In the House
- National Agricultural Library: Educational Resources
- NCES Kids Zone (National Center for Education Statistics, part of the U.S. Department of Education)
- National Parks for Kids
- Be A Hero: (Part of Ready.gov)
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Kids Pages
- U.S. Census Bureau Kids Page
- White House Kids
- Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids: Kindergarten-2nd Grade (U.S. Government Printing Office)
- Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids: 3rd-5th Grade (U.S. Government Printing Office)
- CIA Kids Page (Kindergarten-5th Grade)
- EPA Drinking Water & Ground Water Kids' Stuff (Kindergarten-3rd Grade)
- EPA Drinking Water and Ground Water Kids' Stuff (4th-8th Grade)
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Kids Pages (Kindergarten-6th Grade)
- Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids: 6-8th Grade (U.S. Government Printing Office)
- Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids: 9-12th Grade (U.S. Government Printing Office)
- CIA Kids Page (6th-12th Grade)
- EPA Drinking Water & Ground Water Kids' Stuff (4th-8th Grade)
- EPA Drinking Water & Ground Water Kids' Stuff (9th-12 Grade)
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Kids Pages (6-12 Grade)