Interns & Students
An internship in my office provides a great opportunity for students to learn first-hand how our government works. Interns gain valuable knowledge and experience by having hands-on opportunity to learn about the legislative process, as well as the operations of a Congressional office.
Congressional Art Competition
Every year, Members of Congress are allowed to display one piece of artwork by a high school student from their district in the U.S. Capitol for one year. Congressman Adam Smith holds an annual judged art competition each year to select which art from the 9th Congressional District receives this honor.
Military Academy Nominations
Young people who are genuinely interested in pursuing a career in the military service and who are looking to build a career foundation at one of our esteemed service academies are encouraged to open a file in our district office by sending a letter of interest.
Below you will find exciting information about the United States government and other fun things.
Ben's Guide to U.S. Government
Learn how your U.S. Government works, about its history and your civic responsibilities by reading these pages and playing the games on this site.
Kid's in the House: The Official Kid's Page of the U.S. House of Representatives
Learn about the legislative process and its effect on you. Experience the exciting world of government like you never have before.
Read news just for kids at the Washington Post Kid's Post Page.
First Gov for Kids
The federal government's portal for fun, educational and safe sites for kids.