Revised: January 22, 2020 at 04:22 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.

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225590 INTERN, SENATE HISTORICAL OFFICE -

The Secretary of the Senate is seeking an Intern with the Senate Historical Office. This temporary position provides assistance with the reorganization and redesign of historical and curatorial material on the Senate’s public-facing website, Senate.gov. The position reports to the Senate Historian, but will require collaboration with the Senate Historical Office, the Office of Senate Curator, and the Senate Office of Web Technology. Work is bound by Secretary of the Senate policies and procedures; the U.S. Senate Handbook; and the Senate Ethics Manual, but requires independent judgment in setting priorities and handling assignments. The complete vacancy announcement and application may be found on the Employment link of Webster or https://www.senate.gov/visiting/employment.htm  under the Secretary of the Senate. Please submit your application, resume and cover letter by 11:59 pm, February 4, 2020.  Late applications will not be accepted.


 
225587 SUMMER LAW CLERK -

Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) seeks current or recently graduated law students for summer law clerk positions.  These positions are based in the Washington, D.C. office and the term will begin in May and end in August.  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.  This is an unpaid position.  Applications are processed on a rolling basis and the deadline to apply for summer positions is February 14, 2020. To apply for the program, please submit a cover letter, resume, and current transcript to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating the job referral number in the subject line.


 
225586 SUMMER 2020 CLERKSHIP SENATE PSI -

The Democratic staff of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (PSI), the chief investigative subcommittee of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, is seeking current law students for unpaid, full-time legal clerkships for Summer 2020. The law clerks will participate in a variety of projects, including conducting legal research, drafting letters and document requests, conducting document review, and preparing memoranda and other materials for subcommittee hearings. The clerkship provides a unique opportunity to participate in congressional investigations regarding a broad range of issues. Applicants must be self-motivated, hard-working, well-organized and have strong written and oral communication skills. Interested applicants should submit a brief cover letter that includes your anticipated availability, a resume, and writing sample of no more than 10 pages. All application materials must be submitted by email, to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov, in a single PDF document by 6:00 p.m. EST on February 14, 2020. Please include the job referral number in the subject line of your application submission email. No phone calls or drop-ins please.


 
225579 SPRING INTERNSHIP -

The Committee on Environment and Public Works (Democratic staff) seeks candidates for a spring internship position. Graduate students preferred. The intern will assist with administrative support, research, and other projects.  Interested applicants should submit a resume and short writing sample. Applicants must submit the writing sample to be considered. The office is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply. Please email resume, writing sample, and first available start date to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.


 
225573 SUMMER 2020 HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR, DISABILITY, OVERSIGHT, AND COMMUNICATIONS INTERNS AND LAW CLERKS -

The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), Office of the Ranking Member, Democratic Staff, seeks unpaid interns and law clerks for the summer 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: Health Policy Intern: interest and experience in health-related matters, including but not limited to: the Affordable Care Act, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children’s health, the Food and Drug Administration, health equity/disparities, health information technology, health workforce, Medicare/Medicaid, mental health, the National Institutes of Health, public health and preparedness, and/or women’s health. Education Policy Intern: interest in education-related policy, including: early childhood, k-12, postsecondary, workforce, and civil rights issues. Interest or experience teaching or working with students encouraged. Labor Policy Law Clerk: 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. Oversight Law Clerk: clerkship open to current law students or recent law school graduates who are interested in health, education, and labor law and policies that strive to protect consumers, workers, and the public. Previous experience in government is not required but candidates should have a general understanding of the legislative process. Communications Intern: interest in press and communications, including: social media, press releases, speechwriting, op-ed writing, and media outreach (ii) an interest in public policy and (iii) a desire to learn. Strong candidates will demonstrate good attention to detail, work well under pressure, be self-motivated, and possess excellent written and oral communication skills. Writing and research experience preferred. Policy issues will vary. Applicants for the communications position should prioritize press-oriented writing samples over academic-oriented ones. Disability Policy Intern or Law Clerk: interest in issues and policy as it relates to individuals with disabilities that may include: equitable educational opportunities, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, seclusion and restraint, alternate assessment, equitable employment opportunities, AbilityOne, efforts to phase out subminimum wage, health care broadly, home and community based services, health disparities, Medicaid, and disability 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. The deadline for the summer 2020 internship program is Friday, March 13th, 2020. 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.


 
225570 SUMMER CLERKSHIP - U.S. SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE -

Senator Feinstein is seeking current or recently graduated law students for unpaid, part-time or full-time law clerkships in her Senate Judiciary Committee office in Washington, D.C.  The clerkship will begin in May and end in August.  Judiciary staffers advise the Senator in areas related to national security, terrorism, criminal and civil law, immigration, civil rights, privacy, intellectual property, and judicial nominations.  Law clerks assist staff with legislative and oversight responsibilities and engage in a range of activities, including, but not limited to, attending hearings, conducting legal research, and drafting briefing memoranda for the Senator.  Some general office support is also required.  Ideal candidates are current students or recent alumni who wish to learn about the legislative process, and are interested in government and public interest law. Candidates should have excellent writing and research skills, and the ability to work independently, as well as part of a team.  Strong written and oral communication skills and a good sense of humor are essential. Please e-mail your resume, a cover letter that includes your availability, your unofficial transcript, a short writing sample, and a list of at least three references to vacancies@email.senate.gov.  All application materials must be submitted by 5:00 pm ET on February 7, 2020.


 
225567 INTERNS -

Republican Senator seeks full- or part-time interns for the spring Semester. Responsibilities include leading Capitol tours, processing constituent correspondence, tracking legislation, attending hearings/briefings, and conducting legislative research. Candidates should have strong research and writing skills. Previous Hill experience or Midwest ties are strongly preferred but not required. This internship is paid, and applicants should be available January - May. Please send a resume and cover letter to senategopinterns@gmail.com with “Spring Internship” in the subject line.


 
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.


 
225553 UNPAID CLERKSHIP -

The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations majority (Republican) staff seeks unpaid law clerks for the Summer of 2020. 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 Summer 2020 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.


 
225527 SPRING INTERNS -

Midwest Republican office is accepting applications for Spring internships, beginning in January and lasting until June with the Washington, D.C. office. Prospective interns should be responsible, focused, self-motivated, and organized. Duties will include answering phones, providing tours of the U.S. Capitol, processing mail, attending hearings and briefings, as well as assisting staff with research, communications, and constituent services projects as needed. This is an excellent opportunity for college students who are interested in the political process and are seeking practical, hands-on experience in a Capitol Hill office. Start and end dates as well as hours are negotiable. Midwest ties are preferred. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating the job referral number in the subject line.


 
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


 
225464 LAW CLERK -

The Senate Committee on Rules & Administration Majority is hiring a law clerk for the winter, spring, and summer semesters. The law clerk will be responsible for performing legal research and will compose a variety of written materials related to nominations, oversight, and legislative matters. The law clerk will have the opportunity to interact with other professional staff members and attorneys on the Committee in a collegial and fast paced environment. Applicants should be interested in working for the federal government, particularly the legislative branch, and in public service. Classwork or work experience regarding the following is helpful: federal elections; oversight of legislative and executive branch agencies; legislative procedure and drafting; federal contracting regulations and accounting; and administrative law. The law clerk must demonstrate good judgment, be flexible, be able to work in a collaborative and positive manner, and be a self-starter. Applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited juris doctor program. A stipend may be available. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, and a short writing sample of no more than five pages to lawclerk@rules.senate.gov. Applicants for the winter, spring, and summer semesters will be processed on a rolling basis. Please identify the semester you are applying for in the subject line, e.g., “Winter Semester 2020.” No phone calls or drop-ins, please


 
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.


 
225379 LAW CLERK -

The Senate Committee on Rules & Administration Majority is hiring a law clerk for the winter, spring, and summer semesters. The law clerk will be responsible for performing legal research and will compose a variety of written materials related to nominations, oversight, and legislative matters. The law clerk will have the opportunity to interact with other professional staff members and attorneys on the Committee in a collegial and fast paced environment. Applicants should be interested in working for the federal government, particularly the legislative branch, and in public service. Classwork or work experience regarding the following is helpful: federal elections; oversight of legislative and executive branch agencies; legislative procedure and drafting; federal contracting regulations and accounting; and administrative law. The law clerk must demonstrate good judgment, be flexible, be able to work in a collaborative and positive manner, and be a self-starter. Applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited juris doctor program. A stipend may be available. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, and a short writing sample of no more than five pages to lawclerk@rules.senate.gov. Applicants for the winter, spring, and summer semesters will be processed on a rolling basis. Please identify the semester you are applying for in the subject line, e.g., “Winter Semester 2020.” No phone calls or drop-ins, please


 
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


 
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