U.S. House of Representatives Internships

U.S. House of Representatives Internships

Internships are typically available in the home district and Washington DC offices. Most internships go to residents of the Congress person's district. Internships are unpaid and require large time commitments. Steps to take when applying for an internship:

  1. Research the Congressman/Congresswoman; review their websites and listed internship programs
  2. Mail a letter of interest, including your cover letter and resume, to the proper contact person
  3. Mail your application
    • Summer Internships: mail in early Fall
    • Spring Internships: mail in early Fall
    • Fall Internships: mail in Mid-Spring
  4. Make a follow up call a few weeks following your initial mailing
    • DO NOT call for frivolous purposes or general questions

DO NOT use mass mailing to obtain these internships. This is ineffective as well as viewed negatively by the various Congressman/Congresswomans’ offices.

U.S. House of Representatives Committee Internships

Obtaining internships with the House Committees can be a difficult process as the number of opportunities is limited. Depending on the Committee and It’s leadership, constituency could play a large part in the process as well as a suitable background. Also note, not all committees have internships suitable for graduate-level students. Internships are generally unpaid and require large time commitments. Steps to take when applying for an internship:

  1. Research the Committee, its mission, and its members
  2. Mail a detailed letter of interest, including all required information and a resume to the Committee Internship Coordinator
  3. Time your application
    • Summer Internships: mail in early Fall
    • Spring Internships: mail in early Fall
    • Fall internships: mail in Mid-Spring
  4. Make a follow up call a few weeks following your initial mailing
    • DO NOT call for frivolous purposes or general questions

DO NOT use mass mailing to obtain these internships. This is ineffective as well as viewed negatively by the various Committees and Senator's offices.



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