ABOUT THE INTERNSHIP
The Office of Congressman Dean Phillips, member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, is currently accepting applications for Fall interns for his Washington DC office. Interns in our Washington DC office will gain first hand experience with the legislative process and other functions of a congressional office. You’ll work closely with our legislative, communications or scheduling staff depending on your track and interests. All interns will be paired with a staff mentor in their area of interest and will leave our office with a revised and reviewed resume and cover letter, as well as receive informational interview training.
Intern responsibilities will vary but may include: conducting policy research to be used for floor speeches, memos, committee hearings and other legislative Page 11 of 16 business, monitoring press coverage of the Member, current events and House business, and managing constituent correspondence over the phone, mail, and email. Full- and part-time internships are available. Interns are expected to work at least 15 hours per week, with at least one full day.
HOW TO APPLY
While Congressman Phillips’ encourages all individuals to apply, applicants with ties to Minnesota will be given preference. Women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.
To apply for an internship with the Office of Congressman Dean Phillips, send your resume, cover letter and a 1-2 page writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the days and times you will be available to intern, your desired start date, and any requirements your school has in order for you to receive credit in your cover letter. Please format the subject line of your email “DC – First Name Last Name – Fall.”