The Democratic Staff of the House Energy and Commerce Committee seeks qualified undergrad students and recent graduates for legislative interns for the Spring 2023 session.
Interns will receive a stipend, and applicants may request the Committee’s assistance to receive credit from their educational institution.
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.
Our ideal candidates are organized and committed students eager to join a fast-paced environment and build upon their knowledge of how Congress works—in particular, the role that congressional committees play in the federal legislative process. 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.
Interested applicants should submit their resume, cover letter, and one writing sample (two pages max.) to InternshipResume.EC@mail.house.gov. In the body of the email, please indicate preferred start/end dates for scheduling purposes. Please put “Spring 2023 Legislative Intern Application” in the subject line. The deadline for applications is December 16, 2022. Please no phone calls or drop-ins.