Revised: January 19, 2022 at 04:00 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 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.


Senator Todd Young’s office is seeking interns for the Summer 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 March 4th and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested individuals can find more information and apply online at the following link:

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Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) is seeking law clerks for the summer of 2022 to assist his Senate Judiciary Committee staff. This substantive position offers law students a unique opportunity to observe and participate in the legislative process working closely with Senator Leahy’s Committee staff on a wide variety of projects and issues. Committee law clerks are typically tasked with conducting legal research, drafting memoranda and materials related to Committee hearings and votes, attending Committee hearings and executive business meetings, and providing assistance with other legislative, nominations, and oversight matters. The clerkship is open to current law students only. Law students with Vermont ties are strongly encouraged to apply. Please email resume, cover letter, two writing samples, law school transcript, and a list of three references to by March 1, 2022. Please send your materials as one PDF.

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The Judiciary Committee staff of U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar is accepting applications for full-time law clerks for Summer 2022 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. The position is unpaid, although past participants have received funding from their law school. 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. Applications will be accepted until Friday, February 11, 2022. Please email a resume, cover letter, references, and unofficial transcript to indicating the job referral number in the subject line.


Senator Sheldon Whitehouse seeks law clerks for the summer semester to handle Judiciary Committee issues. Primary responsibilities include researching and writing legal memoranda, composing oversight letters, and other associated responsibilities. Candidates must be exceptionally strong writers, detail-oriented, able to work under tight deadlines, and able to handle multiple projects at once. Please send a cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample to by February 15, 2022. Applications for the summer will be considered on a rolling basis.


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.


The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission is a congressionally mandated commission seeking a Congressional Fellow to contribute to the U.S.-China policy debate in Washington and the Commission’s efforts to support Members of Congress and staff in understanding the resources available from the Commission. The position supports the Commission’s Congressional outreach and legislative analysis, and contributes to research on developments in the U.S.-China relationship. We are looking for an individual with a Capitol Hill background, a working understanding of Congress, and an interest in foreign affairs.

Please visit for the full vacancy announcement and how to apply.

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The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) Republican staff seeks law clerks for Summer 2022. Applicants must be motivated and hard-working, and have strong written and oral communication skills. Responsibilities include conducting research, preparing memoranda for professional staff, and participating in preparation for hearings. This is an unpaid position. Full-time applicants strongly preferred and part-time applicants welcome. Current law students preferred. Please email resumes with the subject line HSGAC Law Clerk Application to Please state your preferred start date and the days and times you are available to work each week in the email.


The Republican Staff of the Senate Banking Committee (Ranking Member Pat Toomey, R-PA) is seeking a full-time intern or law clerk for the spring of 2022 (January-May). Interns and law clerks routinely assist with legislative research projects, oversight and investigations research assistance, and other substantive assignments and administrative tasks.

Ideal candidates would be a graduate or law student with an interest in banking, securities law, or housing policy, but undergraduate students are also encouraged to apply. Pennsylvania ties are preferred, but are not required. Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis. A stipend may be available.

Interested applicants should email a resume, cover letter, and two references to indicating job referral number 227274 in the subject line.


Senator Heinrich seeks a press intern for the Spring 2022 session in his Washington, DC office who will be responsible for compiling daily press clips, organizing, maintaining and updating media lists, drafting press releases, assisting with social media, conducting research projects as well as additional tasks to assist the communications team. As part of a collaborative office, the press intern may be called upon to assist with projects in other departments in service to the state of New Mexico and the Senator’s constituents.

Position requires highly organized individual with keen attention to detail and strong work ethic, and proven ability to excel in a fast-paced environment. Our team values strong written and oral communications skills, a positive attitude, and ability to take initiative. New Mexico ties and fluency in Spanish are a plus. This is a paid position with the number of hours to be decided. Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and a list of three references to

The Office is an equal opportunity employer in accordance with the requirements of Senate Rules, regulations and applicable federal laws.


The Senate Committee on Finance Office of the Chairman is seeking an intern or law clerk to assist the Committee’s trade team for the spring of 2022. Interns and law clerks routinely assist with legislative research projects, hearings, and other substantive assignments and administrative tasks. Previous interns and law clerks have worked on a variety of trade issues, including digital trade, customs, intellectual property, Trade Adjustment Assistance, and labor and environmental issues related to trade.

Ideal candidates would be graduate or law students with a demonstrated interest in trade policy. We are especially interested in candidates with experience relating to customs and/or digital trade. Although neither a salary nor expenses can be paid, often students are able to receive college credit for participating in the program. This position will start as soon as possible when the Senate reconvenes in 2022, ideally in early to mid-January.

Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. The Office is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, uniformed service, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Applicants should e-mail a brief cover letter and resume to indicating job referral number 227214 in the subject line.