Spring 2018 House Internships, House of Representatives – Washington, DC

The Democratic Staff of the House Energy and Commerce Committee seeks qualified graduate and undergraduate interns for the Winter/Spring 2018 program. An internship with the House Energy and Commerce Committee Democratic staff 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.
The ideal candidate is an organized and committed student or recent graduate who is eager to join a fast-paced environment and build upon their knowledge of how Congress works—particularly the role of congressional committees 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.

Application Procedure:
Interested applicants should submit their resume, cover letter, and one writing sample (two pages max.) to InternshipResume.EC@mail.house.gov, with Page 12 of 15 “Winter/Spring 2018 Democratic Staff Internship” in the subject line. In your cover letter, please indicate preferred start/end dates for scheduling purposes.


The Washington D.C. office of Congressman Raúl Labrador (ID-01) is seeking full-time, paid interns to begin in January 2018. Congressman Labrador’s office is looking for highly motivated, capable interns to assist his staff. Successful applicants should possess conservative values and hold strong written and verbal communication skills. Position duties include but are not limited to: arranging/leading tours of the U.S. Capitol, answering the main office phone line, drafting constituent correspondence, and assisting legislative staff with research and committee materials. Most importantly, a congressional internship is a great experience for college students with a passion for public service and the legislative process. Internships will teach students the inner workings of Congress and constituent services. They will provide opportunities for students to improve their writing, legislative research, and communication and interpersonal skills. Recent graduates are also welcome to apply.

Application Procedure:

Interested applicants should send their resume, availability, and a brief cover letter summarizing their interest in working for Congressman Labrador to Will.Johnson@mail.house.gov. Idaho ties are preferred, but not required. Please use “(Your Name) – Labrador Internship Spring 2018” in the subject line

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