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 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 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 may 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. We ask that applicants for internships in my Washington, DC office be at least 21 years of age. Please indicate only one internship session in your application.
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. The hours are flexible to accommodate students' course schedules, but generally run 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. Applicants for District Office internship opportunities must be at least 18 years old and have at least completed their Freshman year of college.
If you would like more information on Congressional Internships, please contact our office.