Applications for 2019 Paul S. Gravel Federal Intern Scholarship Now Being Accepted

April 12, 2019

Baton Rouge, LA – Baton Rouge undergraduate students of any major are encouraged to apply for Paul S. Gravel Federal Intern Scholarship for the summer of 2019.

The $2,500 scholarship is awarded each year to a student who participates in an unpaid or under-paid Washington, D.C.-based internship for a policy- or legislative oriented organization.

The scholarship was inspired by the late Paul Gravel, former executive director of LSU’s Washington office, and his efforts to create internship opportunities for students interested in learning about the American political process.

Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and have earned at least 60 credit hours by the end of the spring 2019 semester. Students must also demonstrate that they have been offered a Washington, D.C., internship for the summer of 2019.

The application deadline is 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 24, 2019.

Applications must be accompanied by: an essay (no longer than 1,000 words) stating why the specific internship opportunity is meaningful to his or her course of study or personal/professional goals; a letter of recommendation from an LSU faculty or staff member familiar with the student’s work; and, a statement of financial need, signed by the student and a parent or guardian.

Application forms and guidelines may be downloaded here:

For more information about the scholarship, contact Professor Bob Mann at


LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication ranks among the strongest collegiate communication programs in the country, with its robust emphasis on media and public affairs. It offers undergraduate degrees in public relations, journalism, political communication, digital advertising and pre-law, along with four graduate degree programs: master of mass communication, Ph.D. in media and public affairs, certificate of strategic communication, and dual MMC/law degree. Its public relations students were recently ranked the #1 team in the nation, and its digital advertising and student media teams frequently earn national recognition.