All internships run throughout the fall, spring, or summer semesters. 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.
Internships are open to college and graduate students. Internships in San Diego are open to college students, graduate students, and also juniors and seniors in high school.
Deadlines to apply:
- Spring internships: November 10
- Summer internships: March 1 for DC, April 15 for San Diego
- Fall internships: August 1
Washington, D.C. Legislative Internship
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.
Communications interns work in DC alongside our communications team. Primary responsibilities include: creating social media content and graphics; drafting press releases and talking points; planning DC and San Diego press events; cutting and editing videos; organizing and tracking photos; compiling press clips and tracking coverage.
Candidates must have strong writing and social media skills and demonstrate sound political instincts. Please include social media or graphic sample with your application.
San Diego District Office Internship
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.