Senate Internships

Senate Internships

Obtaining internships with the various Senator's can be a difficult process. Depending on the Senate office, constituency is a must as well as a suitable background. Internships are generally unpaid and require large time commitments. Steps to take when applying for an internship:

  1. Research the Senators; 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 Senator's offices

Senate Committee Internships

Obtaining internships with the Senate Committees can be a difficult process. Depending on the Committee and Senator Leader, constituency could play a large part in the process as well as a suitable background. Internships are generally unpaid and require large time commitments. Steps to take when applying for an internship:

  1. Research the Committee, Senators and Missions
  2. Mail a letter of interest, including your cover letter and resume, to the Committee Chief Counsel
  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 Committees and Senator's offices.



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