Internships are an excellent opportunity for students interested in pursuing a career in politics or government. Our interns help staff with a variety of duties. Their primary role is to handle mail and assist with phones. They also help compile research, write legislative correspondence, attend committee hearings, gather news clippings, assist with management of the constituent database, and assist with scheduling requests.
Besides the above listed office duties, my staff works with interns to involve them in the educational opportunities available in Congress and Washington, D.C. For instance, the intern coordinator will keep interns aware of lectures and seminars taking place in and around the Capitol. We also coordinate tour activities for interns while they are in Washington.
I offer internships from September through December, January through May, and then through the summer. In the summer my office will typically offer three, four-week sessions, one starting the middle of May and lasting through the middle of June, one from mid-June to mid-July, and the third from mid-July to mid-August. The deadlines for submitting applications are:
- Summer Sessions- March 1st
- Fall Semester- August 1st
- Spring Semester- November 1st
These are full-time, unpaid internships and interns are responsible for their own housing. My staff will be happy to make housing suggestions. Additionally, my intern coordinator is very willing to work with college professors and interested students to design a specific internship that will fit both the office’s needs and the student’s needs. Apply here for an internship.
Thank you again for your interest.
If you have any additional questions, you may call or e-mail Toby Tyler in my Washington office at (202) 224-5972.