In my Washington, D.C. office, internships run through the fall, spring or summer semesters for college students. Students gain invaluable work experience and hours are flexible to accommodate students’ hectic course schedules. Generally office hours are 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 Congress is not in session.
While in Washington, interns’ responsibilities will vary. They will be asked to answer phones, 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. To apply for an internship in Washington D.C. please send an email with your resume, cover letter and references to KS04DC.InternApplication@mail.house.gov.