Revised: August 20, 2019 at 11:10 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.

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

225267 FALL EDUCATION INTERNS -

The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), Office of the Ranking Member, seeks unpaid education policy interns for the Fall of 2019 (Late August – December). The positions offer undergraduate, graduate, and law students the opportunity to gain substantive experience in a Senate office while participating directly in the legislative process. Intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assisting Committee staff in performing office duties, conducting research, analyzing legislation, drafting memorandums, and assisting in hearings. Interns play a key role in the office and will work closely with senior policy advisors. The HELP Committee works on a wide range of issues in the areas of health, education, labor, workforce, pensions, oversight, and disabilities. Qualifications: Applicants should have (i) an interest in public policy and (ii) a desire to learn. They also must have good attention to detail, work well under pressure, be self-motivated, and possess excellent written and oral communication skills. Applications: Interested applicants should apply to this position by applying on the OAM website. Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis, and priority will be given to applicants that apply as soon as possible. The office is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender, identity or sexual orientation.


 
225253 INTERNS -

Midwest Republican Senator is seeking qualified interns for fall 2019 semester. Duties include but are not limited to: Compiling press clips, conducting tours, running errands, administrative tasks and helping conduct legislative research. Interns will have the opportunity to attend various Congressional hearings and briefings. College credit is available to students in participating programs. Ideal candidates will be detail-oriented and also have strong writing and organizational skills. Midwest ties are preferred but not required. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating the job referral number in the subject line.


 
225251 CLERKSHIP (UNPAID) -

The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations majority (Republican) staff seeks unpaid law clerks for the Fall of 2019. Applicants must be motivated and hard-working, and have strong written and oral communication skills. Responsibilities include conducting research, preparing memoranda for professional staff, participating in preparation for hearings, and various administrative tasks including answering phone calls and directing meetings to staff. Full-time applicants preferred and part-time applicants welcome. Accommodating of student schedules but prefer at least 15-20 hours per week. Please email resumes with the subject line Fall 2019 Clerkship Application to SenateJobOpenings@gmail.com. Please state your preferred start date and the days and times you are available to work each week in the email


 
225250 COMMUNICATIONS INTERN -

Senior Democratic Senator seeks a communications intern to begin immediately in Washington, D.C. Responsibilities primarily include compiling daily press clips, drafting social media content and press releases, creating graphics, editing videos, and assisting the day-to-day communications operation. Ideal applicant is creative, detail-oriented, a strong writer, and familiar with Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Pro. Intern will work adjusted hours beginning early in the morning to compile daily press clips. If time allows, responsibilities may also include assisting with legislative research, writing responses to constituent inquiries, attending committee hearings, and preparing other briefs on Senate activities. Intern may also be asked to assist with various administrative tasks, such as greeting guests and appointments, answering phones, and filing. Western ties are a plus. Please send your resume, cover letter, and writing sample to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.


 
225244 INTERNS/LAW CLERKS/FELLOWS -

The Democratic Staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration seeks full-time undergraduate, graduate, or law students to work during the Fall 2019 semester. Clerks and interns 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. Successful applicants 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. 


 
225243 FALL PRESS INTERN -

The Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Minority seeks a Fall Press Intern, starting mid-September, to assist with tracking press clips and traffic on social media networks, updating and maintaining press contact lists, conducting research projects, writing short press releases and Tweets, and assisting with the office's day-to-day communications operation. The position is best suited to those who are highly organized and detail-oriented, able to problem-solve and think on their feet, strong writers, and keen to learn and take on responsibility. It is important that the candidate is genuinely enthusiastic about policy issues in the Committee’s jurisdiction. Applicants should have a strong interest in political communications and digital media. Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud applications and West Virginia ties are a plus. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, two relevant writing samples and sample digital content (if applicable) to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov. Please include the job referral number in the subject line.

 


 
225232 FALL 2019 INTERNSHIPS -

The Washington, DC office of Senator Ed Markey is seeking qualified part-time or full-time interns for the Fall 2019 term. Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students and should be responsible self-starters who possess strong writing, research, and interpersonal skills. Backgrounds in political science, international relations, environmental studies, and communications are all desirable but not required. Massachusetts ties are strongly preferred. Interns will assist with legislative and administrative work by serving Massachusetts constituents, researching legislative initiatives and drafting replies to constituent inquiries. They will regularly be attending committee hearings and briefings, as well as assisting with a variety of legislative or press projects. Interns are assigned to work with senior legislative assistants based on issue interests or expertise.  Paid internships are awarded to low income students or to those who may not otherwise be able to afford to live or work in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the internship program, and how to apply, please visit: https://www.markey.senate.gov/services/internships


 
225221 PRESS INTERNSHIP -

The office of Senator Cory A. Booker (D-NJ) is seeking a press intern to assist an active DC-based communications team for the Fall. Applicants should possess strong writing skills, an interest in political communications, and desire to gain substantive experience. Responsibilities include drafting press releases and digital content, compiling the daily morning press clips, and assisting the communications team with as needed projects. Digital skills, including Adobe Premiere and Illustrator are a plus. Preference will be given to applicants with New Jersey ties and those who can commit to at least two full days per week. 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. Interested applicants should send the following materials to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line: A resume, 2-3 writing samples (video and graphic samples accepted), and detailed cover letter that includes your availability and desired time commitment.


 
225214 PRESS INTERN -

The Office of U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) is seeking applicants for an unpaid press internship for the Fall 2019 semester (September-December) in Washington, DC. Tasks will include tracking press clips, monitoring social media, and assisting with writing projects. Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students residing in the Washington, DC area that can preferably work multiple days a week from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Prior internship experience in press and government preferred but not required. Click here to apply


 
225193 MOUNTAIN STATE PRESS INTERNSHIP (FALL SEMESTER) -

Senator Manchin seeks an enthusiastic, professional student or recent post-graduate to assist an aggressive and fast-paced press office. Tasks include compiling daily press and broadcast clips, organizing, maintaining and updating media lists, drafting press releases, assisting with social media, conducting brief research projects as well as additional tasks to assist the press team. Preference will be given to candidates with West Virginia ties and those who can commit to a fulltime internship. To apply, please e-mail cover letter, resume with references and one writing sample to internship@manchin.senate.gov *Please reference the Mountain State Press Internship in the subject line.*


 
225191 HEALTH CARE FELLOW -

Western Democratic seeks Congressional Fellow with strong writing, research and oral communication skills to advise and assist the Senator on issues related to healthcare, FDA/NIH policy, Medicare, and Medicaid issues. The fellow must be motivated, creative, self-disciplined and organized. In addition to a strong grasp of policy, the fellow should have a keen political sense and the ability to balance the competing interests of a demographically and ideologically diverse constituency.  Graduate degree preferred but is not required. Please note this is an unpaid position. 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. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.


 
225162 LEGISLATIVE AND PRESS INTERNSHIPS -

The office of Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) is currently seeking interns for his Washington, D.C., office for upcoming sessions. Duties include tracking legislation, researching bills, attending committee hearings and briefings, leading tours of the U.S. Capitol, handling constituent phone calls, sorting mail and providing legislative support. College credit is available. There are a limited number of scholarships available for those with demonstrated financial need. The ideal candidates are energetic, resourceful and able to effectively multitask in a fast- paced environment. Interested candidates should submit their application using the Office Application Manager at https://oampublic.senate.gov/constituent/login/6a50d9c9-59c0-45e4-8bb2-3b7ef1742316. Applications are reviewed and offers can be made on an ongoing basis. Information about the internship program, along with the application, can be found online at https://www.merkley.senate.gov/services/students/internships


 
225145 FALL 2019 INTERNSHIPS (BOSTON, MA) -

The Boston office of Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) is currently hiring interns for the fall 2019 semester. Intern responsibilities include: managing intake of constituent correspondence and casework; answering phone calls and assisting office visitors; completing short- and long-term research projects; and assisting staff with various administrative tasks and special projects. Applicants should be self-motivated, have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, a strong writing ability, and an interest in public service. Ties to Massachusetts are strongly preferred. Information about the internship program, including the application details, can be found here: https://www.markey.senate.gov/services/internships


 
225139 PAID INTERNSHIPS -

Senator Dan Sullivan is looking for exceptional Alaskan college students and recent college graduates to join his team in Washington, D.C. Our internship is an excellent way to explore possible career options while gaining valuable life experience that can further your future professional pursuits. Students can expect to work 40 hours a week as a paid temporary employee. Duties will include legislative research, writing constituent correspondence, attending committee hearings and more. This program is eligible for university credit. Amounts may vary, please inquire with your academic advisor. Ideal candidates will be assertive and have excellent communication, research and writing skills. They should also have in depth knowledge of Alaska, the ability to multitask and meet deadlines. To apply, please fill out and  submit your application here: https://www.sullivan.senate.gov/services/internships 


 
225133 INTERN -

A southern Republican office is seeking interns in his Washington, D.C. office for the FALL of 2019. Interns will assist staff members with administrative, legislative and communications work. Typical intern duties include answering constituent calls, opening and sorting constituent mail, giving tours, etc. along with working with the Senator and his staff on research and legislation. Internships are open to undergraduate students and recent college graduates. Preference is given to applicants with southern ties. To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.


 
225065 FALL 2019 INTERNSHIPS -

The office of Sen. Mike Rounds (R-SD) is currently seeking interns for his Washington, D.C., office for the fall 2019 semester. Duties include tracking legislation, researching bills, attending committee hearings and briefings, leading tours of the U.S. Capitol, handling constituent phone calls, sorting mail and providing legislative support. College credit is available. The ideal candidates are energetic, resourceful and able to effectively multitask in a fast- paced environment. Interested candidates should submit their resumes to kari_weller@rounds.senate.gov. Information about the internship program, along with the application, can be found online at www.rounds.senate.gov/internships


 
224972 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 availability only. To apply: Please fill out the DC Press Internship Application which can be found at: HERE.


 
224966 SPRING/SUMMER PRESS INTERN -

Democratic Leader, Charles E. Schumer’s press office has immediate openings for spring/summer interns in Washington, DC office. Responsibilities include compiling press clips, answering reporter inquiries, organizing press conferences, writing press releases, talking points and memos, conducting research and assisting the press staff with the daily operations of a very active press office.  Applicants must work well under pressure, have excellent written and oral communication skills and a desire to learn.  Previous experience is not required, but candidates with Northeast ties, who have an interest in communications and a general understanding of government 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. If interested,  please apply here