The Congressional App Challenge is a competition aimed at encouraging middle and high school students to create their own apps. The Congressional App Challenge is intended to highlight the value of computer science and education by encouraging and recognizing our nation’s young coders.
This competition is open to all students in Texas’ 16th Congressional District who meet the eligibility requirements, regardless of coding experience. Congresswoman Escobar strongly encourages students of all skill levels to participate and create an app.
Registration for the 2020 Congressional App Challenge is open here until October 19, 2020 at 5 p.m. MT.
A student from the Texas 16th Congressional District will be chosen by Congresswoman Escobar and a panel of judges, and will be featured on CongressionalAppChallenge.us. The winning app will also be on display in the U.S. Capitol alongside winners from across the country. For more information about the Congressional App Challenge and to view last year’s winner, click here.
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 open to all high school students in the District.
The 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.
The deadline to electronically submit artwork is Friday, May 1, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. MT. Click here for more information.
Internship Opportunities in the office of Congresswoman Escobar
Congresswoman Escobar offers both part-time and full-time internships in her Washington, DC and El Paso offices. These positions are a unique and exciting way to gain experience in a congressional office and a window into the federal government. Internships are open to high school, college and graduate-level students and many affiliated schools and programs offer academic credit.
Duties can include attending congressional committee hearings and legislative meetings, writing issue briefs, conducting research, drafting correspondence, performing administrative tasks, and assisting staff when needed. Responsibilities and projects are tailored to each individual’s interest over time and a concerted effort is made to ensure that students’ educational and professional goals are met.
Interns are accepted at both of Congresswoman Escobar’s offices on a year-round basis. Because interest is particularly high during the summer months, you should submit your resume as soon as possible if you wish to intern during this time.
DEADLINE for Spring 2020: December 15, 2020 at 11:59 PM PST. Click here for more information.