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 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.
Deadline for applications:
Spring: November 1
Summer: March 15
Fall: July 1
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 email NY27Internships@mail.house.gov or call our office at (202) 225-5265.
Applicants will be asked to provide the following information:
- A completed copy of the downloadable form below
- Cover letter
Please submit all application materials to NY27Internships@mail.house.gov.
All materials should be submitted in a PDF format, and named as Firstname_Lastname_Document