UPDATE: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Congresswoman Sánchez will host remote interns for the Spring 2021 term in both her Washington, DC and Norwalk offices. Additional updates will be provided in the coming months upon the advice of the Office of Attending Physician. In the meantime, please stay safe.
NOTE: Unless an applicant is financially sponsored by an outside organization, House rules state that all paid House of Representative employees must be United States citizens.
Congresswoman Sánchez offers internships in both her Washington D.C. and Norwalk offices. Both internship programs run through the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. DC and District Office Interns are compensated for their work.
In the Washington, DC office students gain invaluable work experience through the internship program. The hours are flexible to accommodate students' schedules but generally run from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm when Congress is in session and 9:00 am to 5:00 pm when not in session.
Interns will be asked to answer phones, research legislation, attend virtual hearings and briefings, and draft memoranda to the Congresswoman and legislative staff. As a result, interns learn about the legislative process and the many other functions of a congressional office. Ideal candidates should possess excellent communication skills, a strong attention to detail, the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and a good sense of humor. 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. There is a rolling deadline, but students are encouraged to submit their application early.
In the District office hours are flexible to accommodate students’ schedules and range from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm.
District interns will answer constituent calls, assist with federal casework intake, process tour requests, create flyers, assist with virtual event planning, and other district-based projects. District interns will also have the opportunity to virtually shadow field representatives at community events, legislative briefings, and meetings. Working with our district office team allows interns the opportunity to work closely with our constituents.
We are currently taking applications for Spring 2021. Interested applicants should submit an application to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday January 8th 2021. Any incomplete applications will not be accepted. All submitted documents will then be reviewed by our internship-selection committee and students will be notified via e-mail when decisions are rendered.