COVID-19 Update: Our office is expecting fall internships to return to being in-person for both the District office in Warren, MI and the Washington, DC office.
In the Washington, DC office, internships run throughout the fall, spring or summer semesters for college students and recent graduates. Interns receive stipends and gain invaluable work experience. The hours are flexible to accommodate students' hectic course schedules, but generally run 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM when Congress is in session, and 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM when not in session.
In Washington, DC, interns' responsibilities will vary. They may be asked to answer phones, run errands, research policies and 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. DC staff will work with interns to tailor projects to meet both their interests and key needs of the office.
In the District office (DO), interns will become an integral part of the DO team with some opportunities to support and collaborate with DC staff. District staff will work with interns to tailor projects to meet both their interests and key needs of the office. Potential responsibilities range from research and writing, preparing and executing meetings and events, taking constituent calls and assisting with casework, sharing district stakeholders' concerns and ideas with DC staff, and helping to supporting long-term and annual office initiatives like the Social Media Ambassadors Program, the Congressional App Challenge, Congressional Art Challenge, MLK Jr. Day Youth Conference, and service academy nominations process.
Interns should plan to work a minimum of 20 hours during a normal work week (Monday - Friday 9 AM – 5 PM). Staff will work with interns to set a weekly schedule that accommodates any other school or work commitments. Interns may also be asked to staff occasional evening or weekend events.
To apply for an internship in one of our offices, please complete and submit the Internship form.
The application deadline for the Fall 2021 Term (late August – late December) is Sunday, June 27, 2021. Our office will contact applicants who have been selected for interviews in the following week.