Revised: June 24, 2019 at 05:18 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.

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225150 FALL INTERNS/LAW CLERKS -

The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), Office of the Ranking Member, seeks unpaid interns and law clerks 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 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 organizing hearings.  Interns and law clerks 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. Washington state ties are preferred but not required. Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis. The priority deadline for the Fall 2019 internship program is Friday, July 26th, 2019. 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


 
225149 FALL LABOR LAW CLERK -

The Democratic staff of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee staff is currently accepting applications for labor law clerks. The clerkship is open to current law students or recent law school graduates who have interest 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. Law clerk responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assisting Committee staff in performing office duties, conducting research, analyzing legislation, drafting memorandums, and assisting with hearing preparation. Previous experience in government is not required but candidates should have a general understanding of the legislative process. The HELP Committee works on a wide range of issues in the areas of health, education, labor, workforce, pensions, oversight, and disabilities. Applications: Interested applicants should apply to this position by applying on the OAM website. Washington state ties are preferred but not required. Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis. The priority deadline for the Fall 2019 internship program is Friday, July 26th, 2019. 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


 
225148 FALL OVERSIGHT LAW CLERKS -

The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), Office of the Ranking Member, Oversight and General Counsel Team, seeks unpaid law clerks for the Fall of 2019 (Late August – December). The position offers current law students or recent law school graduates the opportunity to gain substantive experience in a Senate Committee office while participating directly in the legislative and oversight processes. Law clerk responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assisting Committee staff in performing office duties, conducting research, analyzing legislation, drafting memorandums, engaging in oversight and investigations, and assisting in organizing hearings. Law clerks play a key role in the office and will work closely with senior oversight counsels. The HELP Committee works on a wide range of issues in the areas of health, education, labor, workforce, pensions, civil rights, and disabilities. Qualifications: Applicants should have (i) an interest in health, education, and labor law and policies that strive to protect consumers, workers, and the public, 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. Previous experience in government is not required but candidates should have a general understanding of the legislative process. Applications: Interested applicants should apply to this position by applying on the OAM website. Washington state ties are preferred but not required. Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis. The priority deadline for the Fall 2019 internship program is Friday, July 26th, 2019. The office is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), national origin, age, disability, uniformed service, genetic information, or any other factor


 
225146 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


 
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 


 
225137 FALL PAID INTERNS -

Senator Martha McSally is currently accepting applications for the fall term for paid interns. Open to current college students and recent graduates. We are willing to work with academic institutions to meet requirements for credit. The hours are flexible to accommodate students' hectic course schedules with preference for full time availability, but hours generally run 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. when Congress is in session, and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. when not in session. Interns will assist staff with tasks including processing mail and letters, leading tours of the U.S. Capitol, attending committee hearings, and helping with legislative and media efforts.  As a result, interns learn about the legislative process and the many other functions of a congressional office. Arizona ties are a plus. Please apply before July 12th by COB. Information about the internship program, along with the application, can be found online at: https://www.mcsally.senate.gov/services/internships 


 
225136 FALL INTERNS -

Senator Jon Tester’s office seeks interns for his Washington D.C. office for Fall 2019. Responsibilities include researching legislative issues, attending hearings, preparing memos, assisting with constituent services, and various administrative duties. Applicants must be motivated, self-starters and ready to be a part of a fast-paced office. This internship is a great introduction to Capitol Hill. Montana ties are preferred, but not required. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. To apply, please fill out the application found at tester.senate.gov, and email a cover letter, resume, 2-3 references and a brief writing sample to Tester_Interns@tester.senate.gov.


 
225135 FALL PRESS INTERN -

Senator Jon Tester’s office is looking for a full time press intern who can assist a fast-paced communications team with day-to-day operations for the Fall of 2019. Qualified applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students and must be able to work from 9 am – 6 pm out of the D.C. office. Candidates must possess strong writing skills, an interest in media and politics and be available to start in September 2019. Please send a resume, cover letter, writing sample, 2-3 references, and a completed application found at https://www.tester.senate.gov/?p=internships to Tester_Interns@tester.senate.gov. Be sure to include DC Press Intern in the subject line.


 
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.


 
225131 FALL SEMESTER LAW CLERK - SENATOR BLUMENTHAL -

Senator Blumenthal is hiring a team of full-time Law Clerks for the fall 2019 semester. Senator Blumenthal’s Law Clerk Program allows individuals to become part of the legislative team that manages the Judiciary Committee portfolio for Senator Blumenthal. Law Clerks will be responsible for advising senior staff and Senator Blumenthal on legislative decisions, as well as drafting legislation, performing legal research and writing, and composing a variety of written materials. Law Clerks may also have the opportunity to collaborate with staff members in other policy areas as well, depending on the needs of the office and the interests of the student. 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. Applicants must either (1) be currently enrolled in an accredited JD program, or (2) have a JD from an accredited program. Demonstrated interest in public service is preferred. To apply for the program, please submit a cover letter, resume, one 3-5 page writing sample, and current transcript in PDF format to jobs@blumenthal.senate.gov with the subject line Judiciary Law Clerk. This is an unpaid position. Applications for the fall, spring, and summer sessions are processed on a rolling basis. Applications for the fall will be considered on a rolling basis until July 15th


 
225114 SENATE FOREIGN RELATIONS COMMITTEE INTERNSHIP -

The Democratic Staff of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee seeks applicants for a fall 2019 internship. Interns will work with staff teams to provide research, track hearings and legislation, draft memos, and take notes at high-level meetings. Successful applicants will have excellent research and writing skills, as well as academic or professional experience in international relations or a similar field. Both graduate and undergraduate students may apply. Applicants with full-time availability are strongly encouraged to apply, although part-time interns will also be considered. Hill experience and NJ ties are both a plus. This internship is unpaid, although a limited number of stipends are available to highly-qualified candidates who could not otherwise afford to participate in an unpaid internship in Washington D.C. Please send a completed application, a resume, and a cover letter, all in PDF format, to democratic_internship@foreign.senate.gov by June 28th, 2019


 
225085 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


 
225083 UNPAID CLERKSHIP -

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


 
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