Revised: June 28, 2022 at 03:18 PM

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.

Senate offices who wish to submit or discontinue an advertisement, please click here.

227976 FALL 2022 PRESS INTERNSHIP -

The office of Senator Amy Klobuchar is accepting applications for a fall press intern in our fast-paced Washington, D.C. office. Responsibilities include compiling daily press clips, writing social media copy, drafting press releases, maintaining and creating press lists, and media monitoring.

Internships are open to undergraduate students and recent college graduates. Candidates should be strong writers who enjoy following the news. To apply, complete the application form at https://www.klobuchar.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/internships and send your completed application to internships@klobuchar.senate.gov with the subject line noting Fall Press Internship.


 
227974 PAID FALL LEGISLATIVE INTERNSHIP 2022 -

The Office of U.S. Senator Tina Smith is currently accepting applications for our fall legislative internship in the Washington D.C. office! This is a paid position. Legislative interns are paired with a legislative staff member who matches their policy issue of interest, and will assist this staffer with policy research as well as attend committee hearings and other Senate events. Interns will be selected based on the quality of their application and demonstrated commitment to public service. College students and recent college graduates are encouraged to apply. Minnesota ties are preferred. The Senator’s office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, or disability. The office encourages individuals from all backgrounds to apply. Interested candidates should submit their resume, cover letter (indicating weekly availability), and three references (name and contact information including email and phone numbers) to interns@smith.senate.gov by July 15th. Please format the subject line of your email "First Name Last Name – Legislative – Fall 2022.”


 
227973 PAID FALL PRESS INTERNSHIP 2022 -

The Office of U.S. Senator Tina Smith is currently accepting applications for our fall press internship in the Washington D.C. office! This is a paid position. Press interns are paired with the communications team where they will assist with compiling daily news clips, developing social media content, helping prepare online content, and other projects. Interns will be selected based on the quality of their application and demonstrated commitment to public service. College students and recent college graduates are encouraged to apply. Minnesota ties are preferred. The Senator’s office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, or disability. The office encourages individuals from all backgrounds to apply. Interested candidates should submit their resume, cover letter (indicating weekly availability), and three references (name and contact information including email and phone numbers) to interns@smith.senate.gov by July 15th. Please format the subject line of your email "First Name Last Name – Press – Fall 2022.”


 
227971 FALL 2022 LAW CLERKS – SENATOR BLUMENTHAL -

Senator Blumenthal (D-CT) is accepting law clerk applications for the fall 2022 semester. Applicants must either be currently enrolled in an accredited JD program or have received a JD from an accredited program. Demonstrated interest in public service is preferred. Law clerks serve on the legislative team that manages the Judiciary Committee portfolio for Senator Blumenthal, and are responsible for conducting legal and policy research, preparing written materials, drafting legislation, and advising staff and the Senator. Law clerks may also collaborate with other legislative teams on issues and matters outside the jurisdiction of the Judiciary Committee—depending on the needs of the office and the interests of the law clerk. Law clerks must be able to write quickly and clearly, be flexible in adjusting to changing circumstances and legislative priorities, and be self-starters capable of taking responsibility for complicated, ongoing projects. To apply, please submit, as a single PDF and in the following order, a one-page cover letter, a one-page resume, a three-page writing sample, and a current transcript to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating the job referral number in the subject line. In addition, please state in the body of your email submission: (i) your approximate start date, (ii) your approximate end date, and (iii) your approximate weekly hours. This is an unpaid position based in Washington, DC. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until July 22, 2022.


 
227931 FALL 2022 LAW CLERK AND GRADUATE INTERN PROGRAM -

The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Office of Chairman Senator Gary Peters, is accepting applications for its Fall 2022 Law Clerk and Graduate Intern program. The law clerk and graduate intern program will offer students the opportunity to gain substantive legal experience while participating in the oversight, investigations, and legislative processes. Students will assist Committee staff in conducting policy and legal research, reviewing documents, preparing for hearings and markups, and drafting letters, memoranda, and other written products. Applicants must be current law students with a demonstrated interest in public service and the legislative process. Qualified candidates will possess strong writing skills, be able to excel in a fast-paced environment, and have a basic understanding of the legislative process. Law Clerks will work under the direction of Committee staff. Students will: Participate in Congressional oversight and investigations; Conduct research on topics within the Committee’s jurisdiction; Provide technical and legal analysis of pending legislation; Assist with hearing preparation, including drafting witness letters, witness lists, materials for briefing books for the Member, and pre- and post-hearing questions. The Committee is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity, or sexual orientation. The Committee values diversity, equity and inclusion, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who have relevant lived experience and/or have been directly impacted by the policy portfolio. Please submit your application along with a resume, writing sample, and transcript to this link.


 
227917 FALL INTERNSHIP (MAJORITY STAFF) -

The Democratic Staff of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry is now accepting applications for our Fall Internship Program! The program is an opportunity for motivated undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates to contribute to a fast paced Senate committee. Successful candidates have a strong academic record; a demonstrated interest in agriculture, nutrition, forestry, energy, trade, or environmental issues; and an excellent work ethic.

Interns are exposed to all areas of Committee jurisdiction. Intern responsibilities vary greatly and range from assisting with administrative and office duties to working with the legislative staff. Specific tasks might include assisting with phones, preparing for hearings, attending briefings, drafting policy memos, and conducting research projects. Committee interns work closely with intern coordinators to gain a firsthand look into the legislative and political processes on the Hill.

Fellows are typically students in advanced degree programs and are expected to have a more focused interest in an area of Committee jurisdiction. Fellows work directly with Committee staff and assist with legislative research projects, hearings, and other substantive assignments. Candidates from all fields are welcome to apply. Past fellows have come from a variety of educational backgrounds including law, veterinary sciences, environmental sciences, and agricultural economics.

The Committee fills intern and fellow positions on a rolling basis, so prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their information as early as possible.

Interested candidates please complete the internship application found at: https://www.agriculture.senate.gov/about/internships


 
227907 FALL PRESS AND DIGITAL INTERNSHIP -

Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.) has an exciting opportunity for college students and recent graduates to join our press team for the Fall 2022 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. Undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates, are encouraged to apply. Completed applications will include a cover letter, resume, and a short writing sample. Application deadline is August 10th, 2022. 

Please no walk-ins or phone calls. Direct any questions regarding the program or application to interncoordinator_carper@carper.senate.govTo apply, please create an account and submit all required materials through the OAM portal here (https://oampublic.senate.gov/constituent/login/87dad28c-ed53-41a1-8d82-caf51f0fd1a2/)


 
227906 FALL LEGISLATIVE INTERNSHIP -

Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.) has an exciting opportunity for college students and recent graduates to join our team for the Fall 2022 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 August 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@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/bda909a3-913f-419b-a6cb-04dff039ccad/)  


 
227904 CRIME POLICY FELLOW -

Senior Republican seeks a successful recent law school graduate or junior attorney to serve as a term fellow on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Excellent academic performance and writing skills are required. Prior experience, coursework, or interest in combatting drug trafficking, violent crime, and child sexual exploitation is preferred. A previous federal clerkship or previous Hill experience will be an asset. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and 3 references to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in subject line.


 
227895 FALL INTERNS -

The office of Senator Jacky Rosen is now accepting applications for our Fall Internship Program! We welcome Nevadans or those studying in Nevada to apply for our Richard Bryan Internship Scholarship. In order to be eligible for the Richard Bryan Internship Scholarship, students must be a resident of Nevada or be enrolled in an accredited college or university in Nevada, and must have demonstrated an interest in, but not limited to, public service and the legislative process. Interns are also eligible to receive school credit. The office is an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates please complete the internship application found at: https://www.rosen.senate.gov/services/internships


 
227892 PRESS & MEDIA INTERNSHIP -

The Washington, D.C. and Burlington, Vt. Offices of Senator Bernie Sanders is currently accepting applications for Fall 2022 Press & Media internships. These paid full-time and part-time internships are tailored for recent graduates and current students at the undergraduate level. Duties include but are not limited to: assisting with photography and videography, production of videos and graphics, compiling daily news clips, and drafting media content. Interns should have a working knowledge of Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects, as well as creative drive to explore new approaches to video storytelling. Progressive politics, familiarity with the Senator’s legislative priorities, and Vermont ties strongly preferred but not required. Interested applicants can find more information and the link to apply at: http://www.sanders.senate.gov/internships/

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.


 
227891 LEGISLATIVE INTERNSHIP -

The Washington, D.C. Office of Senator Bernie Sanders is currently accepting applications for Fall 2022 legislative internships. These paid internships are tailored for recent graduates and current students at the undergraduate level. Duties include but are not limited to: answering phones and processing voicemails, sorting mail and scans, attending hearings and briefings, drafting legislative mail, providing assistance to legislative staff, conducting rapid response, and helping with setup for events. Progressive politics, familiarity with the Senator’s legislative priorities, and Vermont ties strongly preferred but not required. Interested applicants can find more information and the link to apply at: http://www.sanders.senate.gov/internships/

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.


 
227890 BUDGET COMMITTEE INTERNSHIP -

The Office of Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders is currently accepting applications for Fall 2022 Budget Committee internships. These paid internships are tailored for recent law school and graduate school graduates and current students at the graduate level. Interns may assist the Chairman’s staff in conducting rapid and long-term research projects and policy analysis, writing memos, representing the office in various meetings and briefings, and compiling daily news clips. Progressive politics and familiarity with the Senator’s legislative priorities strongly preferred. Vermont ties a plus but not required. Interested applicants can find more information and the link to apply at: http://www.sanders.senate.gov/internships/

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.


 
227889 STATE OFFICE INTERNSHIP -

The Vermont Office of Senator Bernie Sanders is currently accepting applications for Fall 2022 state office internships. These paid full-time and part-time internships are tailored for recent graduates and current students at the undergraduate level. Duties include but are not limited to: responding to constituent requests for information and assistance, joining visits with Vermont organizations, helping organize and staff public meetings and events, and tracking local news stories. Progressive politics, familiarity with the Senator’s legislative priorities, and Vermont ties strongly preferred but not required. Interested applicants can find more information and the link to apply at: http://www.sanders.senate.gov/internships/

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.


 
227883 LAW CLERK/INTERN -

The Democratic Staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration seeks part-time or full-time law, graduate, or undergraduate student to work during fall 2022. The law clerk or intern will assist Committee staff with research and the drafting of legislation, memos, talking points, and letters. Projects will focus on a variety of areas within the Committee’s jurisdiction, including election administration, campaign finance, and oversight. A successful applicant will have excellent research and writing skills and be highly motivated. Please email a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and unofficial transcript to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating the job referral number in the subject line. No phone calls or drop-ins please. 


 
227847 FULL- OR PART-TIME INTERNS -

Republican Senator seeks full- or part-time interns for the fall semester. Responsibilities include processing constituent correspondence, tracking legislation, observing hearings/briefings, and conducting legislative research. Candidates should have strong research and writing skills. Previous Hill experience or Midwest ties are strongly preferred but not required. This internship is paid, and applicants should be available September - December. Please send a resume and cover letter to senategopinterns@gmail.com with “Fall Internship” in the subject line.


 
227834 COMMUNICATIONS FELLOW -

Senator Jacky Rosen is seeking a full-time or part-time paid Press Fellow to assist a fast-paced communications team based in her Washington, D.C. office. This press fellowship is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in a busy Capitol Hill communications shop and learn practical skills beneficial to a career in communications. Responsibilities include assisting with daily news clips, compiling research, drafting media releases/advisories and scripts, maintaining press contact lists, creating digital materials, and other general logistical support for the rest of the communications staff. This position requires attention to detail, creativity, strong writing ability and grammar skills, and a willingness to learn. The office is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, uniformed service, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion, and individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives are strongly encouraged to apply. Ties to Nevada and fluency in Spanish are preferred but not required. This is a paid fellowship. Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and a relevant writing sample to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov. Please include the job referral number in the subject line.


 
227814 INTERNS FALL 2022 -

Senator Todd Young’s office is seeking interns for the Fall 2022 Internship sessions. Qualified candidates should be detail-oriented, have a strong work ethic, exceptional organizational and communication skills, and a positive attitude. College students studying in any disciplinary field are encouraged to apply. All interns are eligible to receive a stipend. Candidates who apply for the internship will be responsible for paying their travel and living expenses. Interns in any of our offices can arrange to receive academic credit for their work through their school. Applications will be accepted until July 1st and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested individuals can find more information and apply online at the following link: https://www.young.senate.gov/help/internships.


 
227707 GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERN -

The Senate Democratic Media Center (SDMC) is seeking a graphic design intern with a strong understanding of the Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator, and After Effects) and firm grasp of layouts, graphic fundamentals, typography, print, web, and current trends. Animation and video editing experience is a plus.

Working for Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and the entire Senate Democratic Caucus, you will help provide branding, social media, animation, and print design services for events. Our in-house team operates with an agency format, serving multiple clients a day in a highly deadline-driven environment. If you're a graphic designer who is interested in becoming more experienced in all aspects of working in a digital studio while learning about the political process, this internship opportunity is for you. This role requires a self-motivated individual who can turn around quick requests and meet deadlines.

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 here https://oampublic.senate.gov/constituent/login/df9cffd1-f808-4e45-a5d5-637cbf1cf8e8/ and select “Legislative: SDMC” as their placement preference.