House of Representatives Internship Opportunities

Current Open Applications for House Internship Opportunities


The Office of Congressman Daniel Lipinski (D-IL-03) is currently seeking both
full and part time spring interns for the new 116th Congress in the Washington
D.C. office. As a new Congress should provide a number of opportunities,
prospective interns should have a love for politics and the legislative process, a
desire to learn, and a willingness to work hard in this fast-paced office.
Day to day intern responsibilities include: drafting constituent correspondence,
leading tours of the U.S. Capitol, working with legislative staff on policy issue
research, attending briefings and hearings, and answering phones. Interns will
work closely with legislative staff and will be given all the tools necessary to
learn to become a congressional staffer by the end of the internship.
Applications can be submitted via the email link at Applications are due November 15th and
will be accepted on a rolling basis. They should include: your name, contact
information, university, year of graduation, dates you are available, and an
attached resume and cover letter. Third District of Illinois ties are preferred.


The Office of Rep. Paul Tonko (NY-20) is seeking legislative interns for the
Spring Semester. Qualified candidates have academic or professional experience
in American politics, can work on extremely short deadlines, and excel at most or
all of the following: writing, editing, and event support.
Intern duties will include assisting with administrative and legislative tasks,
answering phones, processing mail, providing capitol tours, and attending
briefings. Preference will be given to residents of the 20th district and Upstate
New Yorkers. Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, 1-3 page
writing sample, and dates of availability to with
“Spring Internship” in the subject field.


The Majority Staff of the House Budget Committee is currently accepting
applications for January 2019 Interns. We are seeking dependable, politically
conservative and professional individuals with a positive attitude, and strong
work ethic. The dates for this internship will be from January 2 – January 31. It
will be a great opportunity for those who want to experience the transition into
the 116th Congress. As an intern with the Committee, you will provide vital support by assisting staff in assignments that include, but not limited to:
compiling daily budget news clips, sorting and processing mail, answering phone
calls, assembling reference material, administrative support, and special policy
based projects. Full and part-time positions are available. College students
pursuing a Political Science and/or Economics degree, or those interested in
government are encouraged to apply. Course credit may be available through
your school. Applicants should email their resume, cover letter, 2 references (1
professional and 1 academic), one page writing sample, and completed
application to The deadline to apply is
November 16 and these materials should be in PDF format. Please visit for the application and more information. Late and incomplete
application packets will not be considered. Paid internships are available to any
student working full time and not receiving course credit.


U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) is seeking interns for his Washington office
in the spring. Spanish skills and Texas connection a plus. Send resume, brief
writing sample, and three references to Use the
subject line: Spring Internship Application.


The Office of Congressman David Price is currently accepting applications for
our Spring internship program running from January 2019 through May 2019.
This position requires greeting guests and constituents, answering phone calls,
leading Capitol tours, attending hearings, drafting constituent correspondence
letters, writing legislative memos, and assisting in general day to day activities.
While unpaid, this position ensures a wonderful work environment and will
strengthen your understanding of Congress and Washington. The internship
program is open to college undergraduates, regardless of major. Qualified
candidates will be hard working, possess strong written and oral skills, and have
the ability to work in a professional environment. Interested candidates should
submit their application here:
Should you have any questions, please reach out to our office via email at


The Office of Congressman Mark Pocan (D-WI) is seeking full and part-time
Legislative Interns in our Washington, D.C. office to start in January or
February. Interns in our office perform legislative and administrative work while
gaining valuable career and educational experience. Specific duties include
drafting constituent correspondence, attending policy briefings and committee
hearings, performing legislative research, producing daily press clips, leading
Capitol tours, and supporting staff members on various projects of interest.
Qualified candidates are organized and detail-oriented, responsible, willing to
learn, able to work cooperatively, possess strong oral and written communication
skills, and are committed to public service. Wisconsin ties are a plus! Candidates
of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. To apply, please submit a form on our website at:
internship-application or send a resume, cover letter, and a brief writing sample to with “2019 Pocan Winter/Spring Internship” in
the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


Winter/Spring/Summer 2019 Internship in the Office of Congressman Ben Ray Luján
Congressman Ben Ray Luján (NM-03) is seeking unpaid full-time interns for his Washington, DC office. Candidates should be enthusiastic, flexible, detail-
oriented, and available for 2-3 months. New Mexico ties are a plus, but are not required.
Intern responsibilities include answering constituent phone calls, guiding tours of
the Capitol, sorting mail, writing letters, and assisting experienced staff with
projects in diverse issue areas. Candidates should possess strong oral and written
communication skills, an ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment, and a
good sense of humor. Candidates with New Mexico ties are strongly encouraged
to apply. Please email your desired availability and earliest possible start date to, with your application materials (resume, cover letter,
and a 1-2 page writing sample) attached as a single PDF and with “Internship
Application: [Your Name]” in the subject field.


The Washington, D.C. office of Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) is seeking
candidates for full-time internships for Spring 2019. Interns will observe the
inner workings of a Congressional office while gaining firsthand knowledge of
the legislative process. DC responsibilities include leading Capitol tours,
answering phones, assisting staff with legislative projects, attending briefings and
hearings, and working on special projects. Oklahoma ties are preferred, but not
required. Please send your resume and cover letter to, with “Internship Application” in the subject


The office of a Republican Congresswoman is currently seeking highly motivated
full or part-time interns for the Spring 2019 semester. Intern duties include
performing research for staffers, sorting and distributing mail, answering
telephones, attending hearings and briefings, entering data into Intranet Quorum,
conducting tours of the Capitol, processing flag requests, and any other office
tasks. Ideal candidates will be flexible, reliable, and have good oral and written
communication skills. College credit is available if necessary. Preference will be
given to New York natives; however, all are encouraged to apply. Interested
applicants should send a resume and cover letter to with “Spring Internship” in the subject line.


The Democratic Staff of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is
currently accepting applications for full-time interns for Spring 2019. Interns are
asked to work with staff to help prepare for committee hearings and markups, and
will work on substantive research and oversight projects in addition to press
matters. Candidates should be detail oriented, possess strong oral and written
communication skills, be able to multitask, and work well in a fast-paced
environment. Interested applicants should apply at the following link:



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