The D.C. office has two types of internships available: an in-person internship and a remote, research-focused internship.
In-person intern responsibilities will include drafting social media posts for the Member’s official social media pages (including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram), designing graphics, attending hearings and briefings (either in person or virtually from the office), researching legislation for both the Member and legislative staff, drafting constituent letters on the Member’s behalf, interfacing with constituents and visitors, staffing the front office, and potentially conducting tours. To be considered for this position, candidates must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, and if hired, agree to follow additional precautionary measures, such as mask-wearing and regular sanitizing.
Remote intern responsibilities will similarly include drafting social media posts, designing graphics, attending virtual hearings and briefings, and drafting constituent letters on the Member’s behalf, but there will be a heavier focus on conducting legislative research for both the Member and legislative staff.
All interns are paid $15.00 per hour for a minimum of 15 hours/week and maximum of 30 hours/week unless the intern is receiving a stipend from an external organization in relation to their internship. The hours can be flexible to accommodate students' schedules but generally run 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
To apply to intern in the DC office, please send your resume, a short writing sample (no more than 2-pages), 2 sample tweets on a current event, a sample graphic (optional) and your dates of availability to Emma.Preston@mail.house.gov.
Due to the high volume of applicants, a response is not guaranteed. The Office of Rep. Ro Khanna is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, or socio-economic status. All are welcome and encouraged to apply.
We are now accepting Winter/Spring 2022 applications until December 1, 2021.
Due to the high volume of applicants, a response is not guaranteed.
DISTRICT OFFICE (Santa Clara, CA)
District Office (DO) interns play a critical role in helping constituents with federal issues, briefing staff on substantive issues and helping put on monthly town hall meetings. Interns learn how to work effectively in a professional office environment in general, and a Congressional office in particular. DO interns are compensated for their work at a rate of $15/hour, with a standard 12 hours per week (spread over 3-4 days). Because our constituents depend on the work of interns, commitment to serve the entire semester/quarter term is required. Because of the limited number of internship openings in the DO, we are only accepting applications from college students or recent college graduates.
To apply for a District Office internship, submit the form below and also email your resume, a short writing sample if available (no more than 4 pages), your dates/times of availability and reference contact information directly to the following: Khanna.Districtintern@mail.house.gov. The reference should be from a former manager or coworker in a job or volunteer project, rather than a teacher from a class. A more detailed job description will be provided in response to your email.
Applicants with ties to the 17th Congressional District will take priority over those from other districts/states. We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, or socio-economic status; all are welcome and encouraged to apply.
Our District Office is now accepting applications for Winter Quarter/Spring Semester interns (starting in January 2021). Applications should be received no later than November 30.