Revised: June 14, 2024 at 05:31 PM

The Senate Internship Opportunities Bulletin is published as a service to Senate offices choosing to advertise internship opportunities. The bulletin is revised in real time during business hours. For live updates, follow the Senate Employment Office on Twitter @Senate_Jobs.

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.

230493 SUMMER 2024 PRESS INTERNSHIP - PAID -

The Democratic Staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, & Urban Affairs seeks a paid press intern. Responsibilities include compiling press clips, drafting press releases, talking points, and memos, conducting research, and assisting press staff with the day-to-day operations of an active press shop. Opportunities to support in drafting social media and other digital content including creating graphics may also be available.  Applicants should work well under pressure and have excellent written and oral communication skills. Candidates with availability into the fall preferred, but not required.

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, cover letter, and writing sample (no more than 500 words) by June 16 via our press internship application portal: https://sen.gov/2Z0W2


 
230491 FALL 2024 INTERNSHIP -

The Office of Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) seeks legislative and press interns for his Washington, DC and Providence, RI offices for Fall 2024. Responsibilities include answering phones, sorting mail, helping triage casework, drafting constituent correspondence, and assisting legislative staff with research. Internship positions are full or part time. This position requires outstanding organizational abilities, strong communication skills, attention to detail, and an ability to prioritize in a fast-paced office. The application deadline is Friday, July 12th at 11:59 PM. The office does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, uniformed service, genetic information, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity) or any other factors. Individuals of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should visit Senator Whitehouse’s website at www.whitehouse.senate.gov/services/internships/.


 
230487 COMMUNICATIONS INTERNSHIP -

The Office of Senator Gary C. Peters is currently seeking a paid, full-time Press Intern and a paid, full-time Digital Intern for Fall 2024. 

Responsibilities for the Press Intern include media monitoring and research, writing media advisories and press releases, drafting social media and general communications office support. The ideal candidate possesses strong writing skills, works well under deadline and thrives juggling multiple assignments.

Responsibilities for the Digital Intern include assisting a fast-paced communications and digital team in Senator Peters' personal office. Responsibilities include drafting social media – including content and graphics – video editing, assisting with the e-newsletter program, media monitoring and research, and general communications office support. The ideal candidate possesses strong writing skills, works well under deadline and thrives juggling multiple assignments.

Applicants will select which position(s) they are interested in during the application process.

Michigan ties are preferred though not required. 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. We value diversity, equity and inclusion, and candidates who have relevant lived experiences and/or are directly impacted are encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample and three references through the Senate’s Online Application Manager (OAM), at this link: https://oampublic.senate.gov/constituent/login/376cc592-e0e3-4c9a-813c-36d670204a19/. The deadline to apply is 11:59pm on Monday, July 15th.


 
230486 DC LEGISLATIVE INTERNSHIP -

The Office of Senator Gary C. Peters is currently seeking paid legislative interns for the Fall 2024 class. Legislative interns in the Washington, D.C. office will attend briefings and hearings, draft constituent correspondence and conduct tours of the U.S. Capitol building. Interns will also perform data entry and general office duties.

Michigan ties are preferred though not required. 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. We value diversity, equity and inclusion, and candidates who have relevant lived experiences and/or are directly impacted are encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references through the Senate’s Online Application Manager (OAM), at this link: https://oampublic.senate.gov/constituent/login/f6b30607-d281-4af1-8303-6c705ad9e633/. The application deadline is Monday, July 15th 2024 at 11:59PM ET.


 
230485 MICHIGAN STATE OFFICE INTERNSHIP -

The Office of Senator Gary C. Peters is currently seeking unpaid interns for the Fall 2024 class. Interns in the state offices will be responsible for drafting constituent correspondence, answering phones, performing data entry and general office duties.

Interns can apply to the following State Office Locations:

  • Detroit
  • Flint
  • Grand Rapids
  • Lansing
  • Marquette
  • Pontiac
  • Traverse City

Applicants will select which office(s) they are interested in working at during the application process.

Michigan ties are preferred though not required. 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. We value diversity, equity and inclusion, and candidates who have relevant lived experiences and/or are directly impacted are encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and three references through the Senate’s Online Application Manager (OAM), at this link: https://oampublic.senate.gov/constituent/login/5f4d2290-def2-4040-89a5-efb2cc575642/. The application deadline is Monday, July 15th 2024 at 11:59PM ET.


 
230476 U.S. SENATE COMMERCE COMMITTEE – FALL 2024 LAW CLERK -

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) seeks a conservative law student to serve as a part-time law clerk for the fall of 2024 (September–December) on the Republican staff of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. The position will be on the Committee’s oversight and investigations team. Law clerks on the oversight and investigations team assist with conducting and memorializing legal and legislative research, drafting document demands and interrogatories to agencies and companies, tracking responses to those demands, reviewing document productions and responses to interrogatories, participating in briefings and interviews, and assisting with drafting written committee products including investigative reports. Applicants should possess exceptional written and oral communications skills and a strong work ethic with the ability to work independently. Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis. A modest stipend is available for this position. To apply, please email a brief cover letter, resume, writing sample, and two references to senatecommercejobs@gmail.com indicating “Fall Law Clerk” in the subject line.


 
230466 FALL 2024 COMMONWEALTH INTERNSHIPS - OFFICE OF SENATOR FETTERMAN -

The Office of U.S. Senator John Fetterman is hiring Fall 2024 interns across the Commonwealth. Internships are part-time and available in the Philadelphia, Harrisburg, and Pittsburgh offices. These internships will include constituent service support, administrative work, community outreach, meeting and event participation, legislative research, and special projects. Ideal applicants should enjoy helping Pennsylvania residents, be able to work independently, and desire to become further involved in communities in the Commonwealth.

Pennsylvania internships are open to undergraduate students only, and are paid unless in conflict with degree requirements, outside stipends, or other unique circumstances. 

Senator Fetterman is deeply committed to fostering an office full of experiences, perspectives and walks of life. The Office is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, uniformed service, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions.

Please apply here by 11:59 PM ET on June 14. 


 
230465 DC FALL 2024 INTERNSHIP - OFFICE OF SENATOR FETTERMAN -

The Office of U.S. Senator John Fetterman is hiring Fall 2024 interns for our Washington, D.C. office. Interns will focus on policy work, scheduling and administrative support, and press relations. The internship program offers students a deeper understanding of public service, community engagement, and the legislative process. Competitive candidates are strong writers with a positive attitude and excellent communication skills. Successful interns are good team members, adaptable, and open to feedback. While a demonstrated interest in public service is appreciated, we value diverse experiences and backgrounds. Applicants with Pennsylvania ties are given priority. 

D.C. internships are open to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as, veterans enrolled in educational programs, and can accommodate part-time and full-time schedules. Interns are paid unless in conflict with degree requirements, outside stipends, or other unique circumstances. 

Senator Fetterman is deeply committed to fostering an office full of experiences, perspectives and walks of life. The Office is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, uniformed service, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions.

Please apply here by 11:59 PM ET on June 14. 


 
230448 FALL 2024 JUDICIARY COMMITTEE LAW CLERKS -

The Judiciary Committee staff of U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar is accepting applications for law clerks for Fall 2024 to work in-person in her Washington, D.C. office. Law clerks will assist Senator Klobuchar’s Judiciary Committee staff with research, hearing preparation, and drafting memos. Projects will focus on a variety of areas within the Judiciary Committee’s jurisdiction, including criminal law, antitrust, civil rights, immigration, and judicial nominations. Applicants to the law clerk program must be currently enrolled in an ABA accredited law school or have recently graduated from an ABA accredited law school. Applicants who are available to work full time are strongly encouraged to note their availability in their cover letter. Applications will be accepted through Friday, June 28, 2024. Please email a resume, cover letter, references, and unofficial transcript to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating the job referral number in the subject line.


 
230447 LAW CLERKS AND INTERNS -

The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Office of Chairman Senator Gary Peters, is accepting applications for its Fall 2024 Law Clerk, Press Intern and Graduate/Undergraduate program. Students will gain substantive 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 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. Interns will assist staff in performing research, drafting letters and memos, attend hearings, and provide general administrative support to the Committee. 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 by June 24, 2024 here: https://oampublic.senate.gov/constituent/login/5dd6af68-1940-4d5b-a281-acc7cb486049/.


 
230443 FALL 2024 SCHEDULING/OPERATIONS INTERNSHIP -

Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) is currently accepting applications for 1 scheduling/operations internship position in his Washington DC office for Fall 2024. Responsibilities include working with the Director of Scheduling to track incoming scheduling inquiries, compiling data to organize information, and maintaining scheduling records. Additional responsibilities may include corresponding with and serving Massachusetts constituents by answering phones, giving Capitol tours, and organizing incoming messages, attending Senate committee hearings and briefings, and assisting with other administrative and legislative projects as necessary. All applicants must be proactive hard-workers with excellent time management skills and the ability to work under pressure. The DC internship program is directed toward current and recent undergraduate students. Backgrounds in public administration, business, management, political science, English, and history are desirable but not required. Stipends are available at a rate of $15/hour pre-tax to students who could not otherwise afford to live or work in Washington DC. 

Interested candidates should send a resume, a summary of why you are interested in the internship program (maximum 500 words), 2 references, and hours of availability by June 30, 2024 at 11:59 PM EST to the DC application link: https://oampublic.senate.gov/constituent/login/1d9f8712-4478-4584-8f30-9e148523b534 

Candidates from BIPOC, LGBTQ+, working class, and/or other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply. Massachusetts ties are preferred. 


 
230442 FALL 2024 COMMUNICATIONS/DIGITAL INTERNSHIP -

Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) is currently accepting applications for 1-2 communications/digital internship position(s) in his Washington DC office for Fall 2024. Responsibilities include compiling daily news clips, maintaining and updating press lists, monitoring national, state, and local media, drafting and editing written materials, including press releases, op-eds, newsletters, and social copy, creating engaging social media content, graphics, and videos for the digital team and supporting the communications team with press conferences and live events. Additional responsibilities may include corresponding with and serving Massachusetts constituents by answering phones, giving Capitol tours, and organizing incoming messages, attending Senate committee hearings and briefings, and assisting with other administrative and legislative projects as necessary. All applicants must be proactive hard-workers—who have a demonstrated interest in press and/or digital media—with excellent writing, editing, verbal, and interpersonal skills. Ideal candidates can pay close attention to detail, multitask, and be a team player. Digital skills (i.e Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Canva, video editing, social media, etc.) are a plus. The DC internship program is directed toward current and recent undergraduate students. Backgrounds in journalism, communications, film, graphic design, and media studies are desirable but not required. Stipends are available at a rate of $15/hour pre-tax to students who could not otherwise afford to live or work in Washington DC. 

Interested candidates should send a resume, a summary of why you are interested in the internship program (maximum 500 words), a writing sample (maximum 700 words), 2 references, and hours of availability by June 30, 2024 at 11:59 PM EST to the DC application link: https://oampublic.senate.gov/constituent/login/1d9f8712-4478-4584-8f30-9e148523b534 

Candidates from BIPOC, LGBTQ+, working class, and/or other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply. Massachusetts ties are preferred. 


 
230441 FALL 2024 LEGISLATIVE INTERNSHIP -

Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) is currently accepting applications for 7-8 legislative internship positions in his Washington DC office for Fall 2024. Responsibilities include corresponding with and serving Massachusetts constituents through tasks such as answering phones, responding to inquiries, and giving tours of the U.S. Capitol, assisting the Senator and staff in all areas of office operation, researching legislative initiatives and drafting replies to constituent inquiries, attending Senate committee hearings and briefings, and assisting with a variety of administrative or communications projects, including compiling press clips. All applicants should be responsible self-starters who possess strong writing, research, and interpersonal skills. Candidates should have a proven ability to work well independently and with others, and also possess strong task delegation and completion rates. The DC internship program is directed toward current and recent undergraduate students. Backgrounds in political science, international relations, environmental studies, liberal arts, and STEM are desirable but not required. Massachusetts ties are strongly preferred. Stipends are available at a rate of $15/hour pre-tax to students who could not otherwise afford to live or work in Washington DC. 

Interested candidates should send a resume, a summary of why you are interested in the internship program (maximum 500 words), 2 references, and hours of availability by June 30 2024 at 11:59 PM EST to the DC application link: https://oampublic.senate.gov/constituent/login/1d9f8712-4478-4584-8f30-9e148523b534 


 
230437 LAW CLERKS -

The office of U.S. Senator John Kennedy is seeking one or two Law Clerks to work in his Washington, D.C., office for the fall term.  Duties include assisting the Senator’s Judiciary team with constituent letter writing, legislative research, memo drafting, and preparation for upcoming committee hearings for the Senate Committee on the Judiciary.  We are looking for a current law student that possesses critical thinking skills, discretion, timeliness, strong analytical skills, interest in constitutional and administrative law, and is able to work in a fast-paced environment.  The position can be between 20 and 40 hours a week based on the applicant’s current academic responsibilities.  A modest stipend is supplied for Metro use and housing costs.  Louisiana connections are preferred but not required.  Class credit may also be available.  We are flexible on start and end date. Interested applicants should email their resume to senaterepublicanapplicants@gmail.com indicating the title “Fall Law Clerk” in the subject line.


 
230355 FALL 2024 LAW CLERKS -

Democratic Chair of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations is seeking law clerks to assist the committee with its investigations.  Qualified candidates will be second- or third-year law students or graduate students and have a demonstrated interest in public service.  Candidates for this position must have superior organizational skills, a strong work ethic and ability to pay close attention to detail, as well as excellent research, writing, and analytical skills.  Fall semester law clerks who are available to work full time will be preferred, however, a minimum of 20 hours per week, including at least two full days, will be required. 

All candidates must have a deep commitment to public service and to protecting the public from exploitation, fraud, and abuse.  The office is committed to building a diverse and inclusive team, 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.  Interested candidates should submit a resume, writing sample, and cover letter indicating their days and hours of availability during the Fall 2024 semester to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.