In the Washington, DC office, internships run throughout the fall, spring or summer semesters for college students. Although all internships in all offices are unpaid, students gain invaluable work experience. The hours can be flexible to accommodate students' evening schedules but generally run 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. when Congress is in session, and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. when not in session. Interns are expected to be in the office at least 35 hours per week.
In Washington, DC, interns' responsibilities will vary. They will be asked to answer phones, run errands, research legislation for the Member and legislative staff, attend hearings and briefings, and answer constituent letters on various issues before the House. As a result, interns learn about the legislative process and the many other functions of a congressional office.
To apply to intern in the DC office, please send your resume, a short writing sample, and your availability to firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to the high volume of applicants, a response is not guaranteed.
Applications for the fall internship program (early/mid-August through mid-December) are now open and will be accepted on a rolling basis.
In the District office, interns may be asked to do a variety of things, including day-to-day office work such as answering phones, writing letters and assisting with media clips. In addition, interns may be assigned to assist in various constituent case work or work on District-based projects of importance.
Applicants should also arrange for an email of support to be sent to the District Director (Christopher.Moylan@mail.house.gov) by someone with whom they have worked in a job or on a volunteer project (not a teacher from a class).
Applications are now being accepted for internships in our district office for the fall of 2018.