In the Washington, DC office, internships run throughout the fall, spring and summer semesters. DC interns are compensated for their work at a rate of $15/hour for up to 30 hours per week. The hours can be flexible to accommodate students' schedules but generally run 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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, draft social media posts, design graphics, and answer constituent letters on various issues. As a result, interns learn about the legislative process, engage in congressional communications, and explore many other functions of a congressional office.
To apply to intern in the DC office, please send your resume, a short writing sample (no more than 2-pages), sample tweets on a current event, a sample graphic (optional) and your dates of availability to email@example.com.
Due to the high volume of applicants, a response is not guaranteed. Also, applicants with district/California ties 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.
Applications for the summer 2019 internship program are now closed, but the application for fall 2019 is now open.
District interns play a critical role in helping constituents with federal issues and in helping put on town hall meetings. Interested interns may sometimes join District Office staff in representing the Congressman at events. Interns learn how to work effectively in a professional office environment in general, and a Congressional office in particular. Interns work between 10 and 20 hours per week, during office hours (8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday), as well as occasional special events. Because our constituents depend on the work of interns, commitment to serve the entire term is required.
To apply for a District Office internship, submit the form below, and arrange to have an email of reference sent to the District Director (firstname.lastname@example.org) along with your class and activity schedule. The reference should be from a former manager or coworker in a job or volunteer project, rather than a teacher from a class.
Applications for Summer 2019 internships are now open.