News from Congresswoman Eshoo

September 8, 2016
Dear Friends,

As students across America head back to school this month, I want to be sure you’re aware of several opportunities my office makes available to students in high school and college to help them showcase their potential and engage in the legislative process. 

Student Advisory Board

I founded the 18th Congressional District’s Student Advisory Board (SAB) in 1993 as a way to give young people a voice in our government. High school students living or attending school in the district research topics of interest, poll their peers on issues important to them, make recommendations to me on legislation being considered in Congress, or propose legislation themselves.  We are now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 Student Advisory Board. To participate, candidates must be of Junior or Senior standing in high school and be responsible, creative, enthusiastic, and dedicated. Students can submit completed applications to with “SAB Application, (Your Full Name)” in the subject line by Monday September 26, 2016, at 5 p.m. PST. You can learn more about my SAB and download the application by clicking 

Congressional App Challenge
With the U.S. facing increasing competitiveness globally, the 21st century economy demands more specialized, technical knowledge.  I’m proud to have co-founded the Congressional App Challenge in the U.S. House of Representatives because it provides an extraordinary opportunity for students in our congressional district and across the country to help foster their interest in science, technology, engineering and math education.  The Congressional App Challenge allows high school students to compete by creating and exhibiting their software application, or “app,” for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice. The challenge is open to all high school students who reside in or attend a high school in the 18th Congressional District and the deadline for submitting an entry is November 2, 2016 at midnight EST. You can learn more about the Congressional App Challenge by visiting my website here.

Congressional Art Competition
Every spring we launch a district-wide Congressional Art Competition to discover and celebrate talented high school artists and their work. High school students from throughout the 18th Congressional District are invited to participate and the winner will have the distinction of having his or her artwork displayed in the corridors of our nation’s Capitol, on view for the many thousands of visitors who walk through the halls daily. More details about the competition’s deadline will be made available in early 2017 and I encourage students to visit the Congressional Art Competition page on my website here for more information

Congressional Internships
I’m dedicated to heightening the awareness of young people about their government and including them in the work my office performs on a daily basis. Internships in both my Washington, D.C. and District Office in Palo Alto, California are offered to students currently enrolled in and/or have completed coursework at a college or university. The deadline for the spring internship session is December 2, 2016. Any questions about the internship program or the application process should be directed to the Intern Coordinator in the District Office at 650-323-2984 or in the Washington, D.C. Office at 202-225-8104.

The future of our great country will depend in large part on the investments we make today in the next generation of leaders. I encourage all interested students in my Congressional District to consider these opportunities to showcase their talents and engage in the legislative process. 

All my best,

Anna G. Eshoo
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