In the Washington, DC office, internships run throughout the fall, spring, and summer semesters for college students. Students gain invaluable work experience through the internship program, and DC internships are paid. The hours are flexible to accommodate students' schedules, but generally run 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. when Congress is in session and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. when not in session.
Interns will be asked to answer phones, research legislation, attend hearings and briefings, and draft 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. Southern California ties are preferred, but not required.
Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, a one-page writing sample, and dates of availability in a single PDF to DCInternship.CA38@mail.house.gov with “CA-38 Spring Internship” in the subject line.
In the district office, internships run throughout the spring, summer, and fall semesters for junior and senior high school students enrolled college students and recent graduates. Hours are flexible to accommodate students’ schedules and range from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. However, interns may be asked to attend weeknight and weekend community-based events.
District interns will answer constituent calls, assist with federal casework intake, process tour requests, create flyers, assist with event planning, and other district-based projects. District interns will also have the opportunity to shadow field representatives at community events, legislative briefings, and meetings.
For more information regarding district application deadlines and semester dates, please e-mail the internship coordinator at email@example.com.