Teresa Hayes, Evanston, Ill., plans to pay $3,400 to the Washington Internship Program, which guarantees placement and helps secure housing for students, to secure a Capitol Hill internship this summer for her daughter Leah Barnes, 19, a Stanford University sophomore. Ms. Hayes regards this as just another of many opportunities she has provided her child, from foreign-exchange programs to teen-leadership conferences.

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