All internships run throughout the fall, spring, or summer semesters for college students. Although all internships in my offices are unpaid, students gain invaluable experience in public service. The hours are flexible to accommodate students' course schedules, but generally run 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. when Congress is either in or out of session.
In Washington, interns' responsibilities will vary. Duties will include conducting legislative research, drafting memos, assisting with front office duties, and performing basic administrative tasks. As a result, interns learn about the legislative process and the many other functions of a congressional office. Internship candidates should be prepared to work a minimum of 10 hours per week.
Deadlines to apply for internships in Washington, D.C. office:
- Spring internships: December 1
- Summer internships: February 28
- Fall internships: August 1
Communications interns work in DC alongside our communications team. Primary responsibilities include: create social media content and graphics; draft press releases and talking points; plan and execute DC and San Diego press events; cut and edit videos; organize and track photos; compile press clips and track coverage.
Candidates must have strong writing and social media skills and demonstrate sound political instincts. Please send a cover letter, resume, writing and social media/ graphic samples to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Communications Intern CA52.”
In my San Diego 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 responding to constituent inquiries. Interns may also assist with constituent casework and District-based projects of importance, with plenty of opportunities for community outreach and engagement.
Please submit your resume, cover letter, writing sample (1-2 pages), and times available (start and end date as well as days per week) to CA52internship@mail.house.gov with the following format in the subject line: “LAST NAME, FIRST NAME CA52 Internship”
If you would like more information on Congressional Internships—please contact my office.