Revised: December 06, 2022 at 09:38 AM

The Senate Internship Opportunities Bulletin is published as a service to Senate offices choosing to advertise internship opportunities. The listing is posted online at www.senate.gov/employment and revised in real time.

The internship opportunities published here do not include all potential Senate internships. Each Senate office manages their intern program, and information can typically be found on their individual websites.

To apply for internship opportunities, please follow the application instructions at the end of each advertisement. Indicate the job referral number associated with each advertisement and submit a separate application for every internship opportunity for which you wish to apply.

Offices within the United States Senate are equal opportunity employers.

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228465 PRESS INTERNSHIP -

Senator Tammy Baldwin’s office is currently accepting applications for a Spring 2023 Press Intern.

This is a paid position and candidates should be able to make a commitment to work every morning and some afternoon hours for a total of 30 hours a week. The intern’s responsibilities will vary but include: managing press lists, media monitoring, clipping and captioning news coverage of the Senator, drafting press releases, and handling other press-related duties. The ideal candidate possesses strong writing skills, works well under deadline, and can effectively multi-task several assignments. Previous communications experience is preferred. Wisconsin ties are preferred but not required.

It is anticipated this position will have a start date as early as the week of January 16th. The Office is an equal opportunity employer.  To apply, please send your resume, a writing sample (no more than one page), and contact information for up to three references to inquiry_baldwin@baldwin.senate.gov with the subject line “[last name] PRESS INTERNSHIP”.


 
228461 SUMMER 2023 LEGAL INTERN -

The Democratic Staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs seeks a paid legal intern to work with the Majority Staff during Summer 2023. This position, open to current law students, provides an opportunity to observe and work closely with Committee professional staff/counsels on a variety of policy and oversight projects related to financial services, consumer protection, housing, transit, community development, climate risk, national security, and other topics. Legal interns will engage in legal and fact research, preparation for hearings and meetings, and support with necessary administrative work. The office is committed to having an organization that is reflective of and responsive to the needs of the diverse communities we serve. The office is an equal employment opportunity employer in accordance with the requirements of Senate Rules, regulations and applicable federal laws, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, uniformed service, or disability.  Applicants with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to participate effectively in the application or hiring processes are encouraged to request an accommodation at any time during those processes by emailing Cameron Ricker at Cameron_Ricker@banking.senate.gov. To apply, please upload a resume and cover letter by midnight on Friday, December 9, 2022 via our application portal: https://sen.gov/655J.


 
228451 LAW CLERKS -

Senator Hirono seeks law clerks for the spring semester to handle Judiciary Committee issues. Primary responsibilities include general and legal research, writing memoranda, composing letters, and other responsibilities as assigned. Candidates must be strong writers, detail-oriented, able to work under tight deadlines, and able to handle multiple projects at once.

For more details and to apply, please visit: https://www.hirono.senate.gov/help/students/clerkships. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. The office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.


 
228438 WINTER/SPRING COMMUNICATIONS INTERNSHIP -

Senator Patty Murray is accepting applications for a paid, full-time communications internship for the upcoming spring semester. Communications interns work closely with the communications team and help compile daily press clips, closely follow the news, draft press releases and other materials, and work on a variety of other projects. Strong candidates are self-motivated, pay close attention to detail, have strong writing skills, and thrive in a fast-paced environment. Undergraduate students and recent graduates are invited to apply. State ties and Spanish language fluency are a plus, and the internship will run from January to May with the option to work in person or remotely. To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating the job referral number in the subject line.


 
228414 SPRING 2023 INTERNS -

Midwest Republican Senator is currently accepting applications from college students and recent college graduates to serve as interns during the spring 2023 semester in the Washington, D.C. office. Spring semester internships typically run from January until May, but dates can be tailored to specific schedules. Internship duties include researching bills, tracking legislation, attending committee hearings and briefings, handling constituent phone calls and other correspondence, sorting mail and providing support in all areas of the office to the Senator and staff. Internships can also be tailored to the intern’s specific interest areas when possible. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.


 
228400 SPRING INTERNSHIP -

The Office of Senator Joni Ernst is accepting applications for spring internships beginning in January and lasting until May in our Washington, D.C. office. Prospective interns should be responsible, focused, self-motivated, and organized. Duties will include answering phones, providing tours of the U.S. Capitol, processing mail, attending hearings and briefings, as well as assisting staff with research, writing, and constituent services projects as needed. This is an excellent opportunity for college students who are seeking practical, hands-on experience in a Capitol Hill office. Start and end dates as well as hours are negotiable. Iowa ties are preferred. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to Ernst_Internships@ernst.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.


 
228399 LEGISLATIVE INTERNSHIP -

The Office of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is seeking detail-oriented, highly-organized individuals to serve as in-person Legislative Interns in our New York offices. Successful candidates will demonstrate outstanding interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills, and will be able to prioritize and follow through on multiple tasks. Responsibilities include answering constituent calls, sorting and responding to constituent mail, assisting the front office, attending briefings/hearings and preparing memos for staff, performing various research projects, and assisting with the Senator’s events. Candidates must be flexible and comfortable working in a team environment. Senator Gillibrand’s office is an equal opportunity employer. The internship will run from January – May 2023. To apply, fill out the application here. Please reach out to the relevant regional office to coordinate application details.


 
228396 SENATE DEMOCRATIC MEDIA CENTER SPRING INTERNSHIP -

The Senate Democratic Media Center (SDMC) seeks an intern to join its media production team for the Spring 2023 semester. The internship is based on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

The SDMC creates digital video and graphics content for the Senate Democratic caucus under the leadership of Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. Content types include social media and event graphics, live and edited video products, and photography. The intern will help support the graphics team, in addition to other duties including organizing equipment, assisting with operating the TV studio and video production, editing video clips, and maintaining files.

Candidates should have a strong interest in digital media and politics. Prior knowledge of graphics programs (especially Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator) is necessary. Knowledge of video software (Adobe Premiere and After Effects) is a big plus, and experience with video and/or still cameras is strongly preferred. Candidates with ties to New York are encouraged to apply. This office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability. Paid internships are available to interns who have been accepted into the internship program and are able to certify financial need and meet eligibility criteria. Candidates should apply at https://oampublic.senate.gov/constituent/login/63ad1d3e-5437-49d8-bdde-f5cf2ebca6ab/ and select “Legislative: SDMC” as their placement preference.


 
228357 SPRING LEGISLATIVE INTERNSHIP -

The Office of Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) seeks interns for his office in Washington, DC for the spring of 2023. Responsibilities include answering phones, sorting mail, handling requests for flags and tours, and assisting legislative staff in research. Internship positions are full or part time. This position requires outstanding organizational abilities, strong communication skills, attention to detail, poise, flexibility, and an ability to prioritize in an extremely fast-paced office. Interested candidates should visit Senator Coons’ website at https://www.coons.senate.gov/services/internships. The internship will run from February to May and the application deadline is December 9th. Delaware ties are preferred.


 
228312 SPRING PRESS & DIGITAL INTERNSHIP -

Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.) has an exciting paid opportunity for college students or recent graduates to join our press team for the Spring 2023 internship term. Responsibilities include assisting with daily news clips, compiling news research, creating digital/social media content on a quick turnaround, staffing the Senator for weekly communications projects, monitoring and transcribing the Senator’s daily messaging with the press, drafting media releases/advisories, maintaining press contact lists, and managing web content.

This position requires attention to detail, creativity, strong writing ability and grammar skills, and a willingness to learn. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Canva and/or Adobe suites and familiarity with social media is preferred. A background in communications or journalism is a plus, but not required. Completed applications will include a cover letter, resume, and a short writing sample. Application deadline is December 10th, 2022. 

Please no walk-ins or phone calls. Direct any questions regarding the program or application to interncoordinator@carper.senate.gov. To apply, please create an account and submit all required materials through the OAM portal here (https://oampublic.senate.gov/constituent/login/db95bca2-8842-443a-bc0f-424a1da770fd/)


 
228311 SPRING LEGISLATIVE INTERNSHIP -

Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) has an exciting paid opportunity for college students and recent graduates to join our team for the Spring 2023 internship term. Responsibilities include attending legislative briefings/hearings, assisting front office and legislative staff with research and drafting documents, and interacting with constituents. This position requires outstanding organizational abilities, strong communication skills, attention to detail, poise, and flexibility. Motivated, hard-working, and professional applicants are encouraged to apply. The application will include a cover letter, resume, and a short writing sample. Application deadline is December 10th, 2022. Applicants with Delaware ties and/or current Delaware students will be given high consideration. Please no walk-ins or phone calls. Direct any questions regarding the program or application to interncoordinator@carper.senate.gov

To apply, please create an account and submit all required materials through the OAM portal here (https://oampublic.senate.gov/constituent/login/8837ab70-2af1-4ca1-bc56-d3ec9ed1e838/)


 
228222 PRESS INTERNSHIP -

The Office of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is looking for an individual who is interested in a full-time Press Internship, starting immediately. If accepted, you will work closely with the communications team and gain valuable experience. Interns help coordinate logistics for press conferences in the U.S. Capitol, answer press calls, assist with media monitoring, rapid response, and the Senator’s daily clips collection and distribution. Tasks require individuals to be detail oriented with strong writing and grammar skills. Recent graduates with a communication or political science background are encouraged to apply. This position is for immediate, full-time availability only. The Office of Senator Gillibrand is an equal opportunity employer. To apply: Please fill out the DC Press Internship Application which can be found HERE.