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Congressman Ro Khanna

Representing the 17th District of California


Washington, DC

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 are flexible to accommodate students' hectic course 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.

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 Due to the high volume of applicants, a response is not guaranteed.

Consideration for the fall 2017 DC intern program is now closed. Those interested in the spring 2018 DC intern program, running from January through April/May, should apply in November.


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.

Applications to intern in our District Office should be submitted by email to District Director Chris Moylan at Please include a resume, proposed starting snd ending dates, and daily availability.

District office interns who are college students work approximately 15 hours per week. High school students may be considered as well; they work 6 hours per week during the school year and more during the summer.

District Office intern work involves helping constituents, preparing Congressional citations, helping run town hall meetings, and the opportunity to help district staffers represent Congressman Khanna at events.

The 2017-2018 District Office internship program is under way. Most positions are filled. Any college student who is available in the morning and who wishes to join the program already in progress should apply to the District Director at the email address listed above.