New House of Representatives Internship Positions

Congressman Jason Smith (MO-08) is currently seeking full or part-time interns to work in his Washington, DC office for the Spring 2019 term from January to May. Intern responsibilities include greeting guests in the front office, opening and sorting mail, guiding Capitol building tours, and assisting staff with
administrative tasks. Interns will also have the opportunity to conduct legislative research as well as attend Capitol Hill briefings, Congressional hearings, and
press events. Ideal candidates will have a positive attitude, strong work ethic, attention to detail, and excellent written and oral communication skills. Those
interested should send a resume and cover letter to Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, with an application deadline of mid-December. The position is unpaid and is open to current college students or recent graduates. Internship time frame and hours are flexible and can be adjusted to accommodate class / work schedules. State ties preferred but not required.


The Office of Congressman Tom McClintock (CA-04) is currently seeking full or part-time interns for his Washington, D.C. office. Applicants should possess strong written and verbal communication skills. Position duties include: attending Congressional hearings and briefings, leading Capitol tours, answering phones, sorting mail, and assisting legislative staff with research. Although all internships are unpaid, we are happy to work with current students to receive college credit. Recent graduates are welcome to apply. Interested applicants should send their resume, availability, and a brief cover letter to No phone calls or drop-ins, please.


The Office of Congressman Roger Williams (TX-25) is currently seeking candidates for an unpaid internship for the 2019 Spring semester in our Washington D.C. office. Applicants must be motivated, professional, dependable, and hold strong communication skills. Primary responsibilities include answering phones, corresponding with constituents, leading U.S. Capitol tours, assisting the legislative staff, attending Congressional hearings, and completing legislative projects in a timely manner. Successful candidates will be personable, flexible, detail-oriented, willing to learn, and proactive. Interns will have the opportunity to learn more about the legislative process and work in a fast-paced congressional office. Texas ties are preferred but not required. Interested applicants should email a resume with the subject line “Spring 2019 Congressional Internship” to Katie Crane at


Congressman Scott DesJarlais (TN-04)—unpaid; full time internship. The DC office of Congressman DesJarlais is looking for Spring interns, January- May. The responsibilities will vary. Interns will be asked to answer phones, conduct Capitol tours, run errands, 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. The hours generally run 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Interested candidates should e-mail an updated resume and cover letter to


California Congressman Jared Huffman is seeking current college students or recent college graduates wishing to gain Capitol Hill experience for a full-time or part-time Spring semester internship. We are seeking motivated, organized, and reliable individuals to assist the legislative and administrative staff with day-to- day duties. Such duties include attending briefings and hearings, answering phones, drafting constituent correspondence letters, doing legislative research, and various other tasks. The internship is unpaid, though interns will gain valuable Hill and office experience and will have access to many unique Hill opportunities. California ties are preferred, but not necessary. Please send a resume and cover letter to Please no drop bys, phone calls, or emailing staff members.


The Democratic Staff of the House Energy and Commerce Committee seeks qualified undergraduate and recent graduate student legislative interns for the Winter/Spring 2019 program (January through May/June). An internship with the Energy and Commerce Democrats is designed to give students a thorough understanding of a Congressional committee’s role in the legislative process. Throughout the course of the program, interns will assist staff with administrative tasks such as answering phones, conducting legislative research, and preparing materials for staff and member briefings. In addition, interns will have the opportunity to shadow staff at hearings and markups, as well as attend briefings on subjects within the Committee’s broad jurisdiction. Ideal candidates are organized and committed students (and/or recent graduates) eager to join a fast-paced environment and build upon their knowledge of how Congress works. Superior writing and communication skills, attention to detail, and a sense of humor are required. Full-time availability is preferred, but part-time candidates are eligible as well. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including marital or parental status), gender identity, disability, or age. Women, minority, and veteran candidates are highly encouraged to apply. Although internships are unpaid, applicants may request the Committee’s assistance in receiving credit from their educational institution. Interested applicants should submit their resume, cover letter, and one writing sample (no longer than two pages) to In the subject line, please indicate the program session for which you are applying (e.g. [Winter/Spring 2019] Legislative Intern Application): *In your cover letter, please indicate preferred start/end dates for scheduling purposes. *

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