In the Washington, DC office, internships run throughout the fall, spring or summer semesters for college students. 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.
Interns will have the chance to experience the fast-paced atmosphere of a congressional office and gain valuable work experience. This is an excellent opportunity for those interested in public service and the legislative process. Interns are responsible for managing the front office, coordinating constituent requests for tours and flags, answering phones, and drafting constituent correspondence. Interns will also have the opportunity to attend committee hearings and policy briefings and assist staff with legislative research. Qualified applicants must possess excellent written and oral communication skills, professionalism, attention to detail and the ability to function in a fast-paced environment.
Ties to CA-31 and/or California are preferred but not required. Internships include a stipend of $1,000 a month and metro-transit benefits. To apply, please complete the application online. Once your application is submitted and received, you will receive a brief questionnaire. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please email Aguilar.Internships@mail.house.gov.
The deadline for summer submissions is April 12, 2020, at 11:59 PM PDT. Interviews will be conducted that following week.
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 casework or work on District-based projects of importance.
If you would like more information on Congressional Internships, please contact our office.
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