Revised: March 30, 2020 at 03:40 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.

225705 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 Summer 2020 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.


 
225673 SUMMER 2020 PRESS INTERN -

U.S. Senator Chris Coons’ office is seeking applicants for a full-time or part-time unpaid press internship who can assist a fast-paced communications office with day-to-day operations during summer 2020. 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, D.C. area that can work at least 20 hours a week from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Prior internship experience in press and government preferred. Experience with digital communications (including work with graphics and photo and video editing) also preferred. Apply here.


 
225664 INTERNS -

The Minority Staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs seeks part-time or full-time undergraduate, graduate, or law students to work with the Minority Staff during Summer 2020. These internships offer current students an opportunity to observe and work closely with Committee professional staff on a variety of policy and oversight projects. Interns will assist with legal and fact research, preparation for hearings and meetings, and a few administrative tasks. Please email a resume and cover letter addressing your qualifications and the time commitment you can make (i.e. start/end dates and number of days/hours per week) to internships_democratic@banking.senate.gov.


 
225646 SPRING 2020 INTERNS -

A Republican office is seeking interns in his Washington, D.C. office for the Spring of 2020. 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. To apply, please fill out the application here.


 
225634 MOUNTAIN STATE PRESS INTERNSHIP (FEBRUARY-MAY) -

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.*


 
225624 SUMMER 2020 INTERNSHIPS -

Senator Todd Young’s office is seeking interns for its Summer 2020 sessions. Qualified applicants 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. Interns will be responsible for paying their travel and living expenses but can arrange to receive academic credit for their work through their school. Intern applicants must be 18 years old and have completed one year of college level coursework. Interested individuals can find more information and apply online at the following link: https://www.young.senate.gov/help/internships.


 
225623 INTERNS AND LAW CLERKS -

The office of the Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member (Senator Wyden, D-OR) is seeking interns and law clerks for the summer of 2020 (June-August). The Committee seeks individuals to assist our tax, health care, international trade, and oversight teams. Interns and law clerks routinely assist with legislative research projects, hearings, and other substantive assignments. No specific major or program is required, but candidates attending graduate school are preferred. Both full-time and part-time candidates are considered. The Committee strongly encourages candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply. These positions are unpaid, and are filled a rolling basis. Applicants should e-mail a cover letter, resume, 1-2 page writing sample, and two references to Democratic_Internships@finance.senate.gov. In the subject line, please indicate your area of interest (tax, trade, oversight, or health care). In the body of the email, please indicate your availability.


 
225612 INTERN -

The Office of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is looking for an individual who is interested in an internship, starting immediately. If accepted, you will work closely with the administrative and legislative teams and gain valuable experience. Intern responsibilities include answering constituent calls, sorting and responding to constituent mail, providing tours of the Capitol, assisting the front office, attending briefings/hearings and preparing memos for staff, performing various research projects, tracking legislation, and helping to draft response letters. Ideal candidates will be detail oriented with strong writing and grammar skills. This position is for immediate availability only. Stipend opportunities available.  Senator Gillibrand’s office is an equal opportunity employer. To apply, please fill out the application HERE.


 
225561 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.


 
225505 PAID INTERNSHIP -

Senate Republican office seeks full time interns for spring internship.  Duties include research, compiling press clips, answering phones, greeting guests, and assisting with audio and video recording equipment. Experience working within a television, video, or digital media production environment is a plus. This is a fast-paced office; candidates must have the ability to manage priorities, meet deadlines, and work well within a multi-tasking environment.  Candidates with previous Hill experience and recent college graduates are encouraged to apply. This position is paid. To apply, please email a resume, cover letter, and references to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line. Applications missing any of the required criteria will not be considered.


 
225500 SPRING 2020 HELP COMMITTEE LABOR LAW CLERKS -

The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), Office of the Ranking Member, seeks unpaid law clerks for the spring of 2020. 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 and law clerk responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assisting Committee staff in performing office duties, conducting research, analyzing legislation, drafting memorandums, and assisting in hearing preparation. Interns and law clerks play a key role in the office and will work closely with senior policy advisors and counsels. HELP Committee: The HELP Committee works on a wide range of issues in the areas of health, education, labor, workforce, pensions, and oversight. Please specify within your application which office or offices you would prefer to work in. 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. Openings: Labor Policy Law Clerks: clerkship open to current law students or recent law school graduates who have an interest in or experience in issues facing workers, including workers’ rights, minimum wage and overtime, union rights and collective bargaining, inequality, occupational safety and health, international labor rights, family and medical leave, equal pay, and equal employment opportunity and civil rights. Applications: Interested applicants should apply to this position by submitting a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and application form found on the OAM website. New users will have to sign up on the OAM portal to apply. Please indicate your availability. Qualified applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis. This office is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity or sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, gender, uniformed service, genetic information, or any other factor


 
225497 SPRING 2020 INTERNS -

A southern Republican office is seeking interns in his Washington, D.C. office for the Spring of 2020. 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.


 
225477 PRESS INTERN -

Senator Schumer’s office has immediate openings for interns in the Washington, D.C. office. Responsibilities include compiling press clips, answering reporter inquiries, assisting with press conferences and 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


 
225454 SPRING 2020 INTERNSHIPS -

The Washington, D.C. office of Senator Ed Markey is seeking qualified part-time or full-time interns for the Spring 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


 
225449 MOUNTAIN STATE PRESS INTERNSHIP (SPRING 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.


 
225369 SPRING PRESS INTERN -

U.S. Senator Gary Peters’ office is seeking a full-time press intern for the spring who can assist a fast-paced communications team. Responsibilities include media monitoring and research, writing media advisories and press releases, drafting social media and general communications office support. Ideal candidate possesses strong writing skills, works well under deadline and thrives juggling multiple assignments. Michigan ties are preferred though not required. This position is unpaid and start date would be in early January 2020. Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, references, and writing sample to Peters_Intern@peters.senate.gov with the subject “Press Intern.” 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. The office encourages candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply


 
225366 SPRING LEGISLATIVE INTERNSHIPS -

Senator Schumer’s office seeks legislative interns for the Spring 2020 term in his Washington, DC office. Intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to: researching legislative issues, attending hearings, preparing follow-up memos, answering phones, processing mail and other administrative duties. This internship presents an opportunity for both a unique learning experience and an inside look at the political process. Applicants must be hard-working, have strong writing and communication skills and have a demonstrated interest in public policy. 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. If interested, please apply here


 
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