Revised: October 18, 2019 at 03:18 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.

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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225392 UNPAID INTERNSHIP -

The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations majority (Republican) staff seeks interns to start immediately. 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 PSI Internship 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


 
225386 SPRING PAID INTERNS -

Senator Martha McSally is currently accepting applications for the spring 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, scheduling and 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 November 1st by COB. Information about the internship program, along with the application, can be found online at: https://www.mcsally.senate.gov/services/internships


 
225385 COMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS - SPRING INTERNS -

The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Office of the Ranking Member, is accepting applications for its Spring 2019 Intern program. Applicants must be motivated, hardworking, and have strong written and oral communication skills. Both programs are paid with an expected time commitment of 40 hours a week. Committee interns will support the professional staff with research, drafting memoranda and hearing preparation. Interns will also assist in various administrative tasks including answering phone calls and scheduling meetings. The Committee is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity, or sexual orientation.  The Committee strongly encourages candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply. Please submit your application along with a resume, writing sample, and transcript to this link


 
225384 COMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS - SPRING LAW CLERKS -

The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Office of the Ranking Member, is accepting applications for its Spring 2019 Law Clerk program. The law clerk program will offer students the opportunity to gain substantive legal experience while participating in the oversight, investigations, and legislative processes. Law Clerks will assist Committee staff in conducting policy and legal research, reviewing documents, preparing for hearings and markups, and drafting letters, memoranda, and other written products. Applicants must be current law students with a demonstrated interest in public service and the legislative process. Qualified candidates will possess strong writing skills, be able to excel in a fast-paced environment, and have a basic understanding of the legislative process. Law Clerks will work under the direction of Committee staff. Law Clerks will: Participate in Congressional oversight and investigations; Conduct research on topics within the Committee’s jurisdiction; Provide technical and legal analysis of pending legislation; Assist with hearing preparation, including drafting witness letters, witness lists, materials for briefing books for the Member, and pre- and post-hearing questions. The Committee is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity, or sexual orientation.  The Committee strongly encourages candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply. Please submit your application along with a resume, writing sample, and transcript to this link


 
225383 UNPAID CLERKSHIP -

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


 
225381 RICHARD BRYAN INTERN SCHOLARSHIP -

Sen. Jacky Rosen’s Office seeks students from Nevada or those studying in Nevada for the Richard Bryan Intern Scholarship this spring. The recipient will receive a full-time, paid internship opportunity in the Senator’s DC office where their responsibilities will include legislative research, assisting with administrative tasks, leading Capitol tours, processing mail, assisting staff in writing memos and attending briefings and hearings. In order to be eligible for the Richard Bryan Internship Scholarship, students must be a resident of Nevada or be enrolled in an accredited college or university in Nevada; must demonstrate financial need; must not be receiving outside financial aid for their internship; and must have demonstrated an interest in public service and the legislative process. 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. Interested candidates please complete the internship application found at: https://www.rosen.senate.gov/services/internships by November 15, 2019.


 
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


 
225377 SPRING HELP COMMITTEE 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 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: 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. Pensions Intern or Law Clerk: clerkship open to current law students and LLM candidates who have an interest in retirement policy. The Pensions team covers a wide range of topics from multiemployer defined benefit pension plans to 401(k)s to DOL’s conflicts of interest rule to coverage and leakage policies, among many other issues.  Please note relevant classes taken, if any, in your cover letter. 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 spring 2020 internship program is Friday, November 1st, 2019. 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


 
225373 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 Spring 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. 


 
225370 SPRING 2020 CLERKSHIP 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, part-time legal clerkships for Spring 2020. The law clerks will participate in a variety of projects, including conducting legal research, drafting letters and document requests, conducting document review, as well as preparing memoranda and 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 submitted by 6:00 p.m. EST on November 8, 2019. Please include the job referral number in the subject line of your application submission email. 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


 
225360 ED GREELEGS INTERN SCHOLARSHIP -

Sen. Richard Durbin’s Office seeks students from Illinois or those studying in Illinois for the Ed Greelegs Intern Scholarship this spring. The recipient will receive a full-time, paid internship opportunity in the Senator’s DC office where their responsibilities will include legislative research, assisting staff in writing memos, attending briefings and hearings, and providing additional support in both the Senator’s leadership and policy offices. In order to be eligible for the Ed Greelegs Scholarship Program, students must be a resident of Illinois or be enrolled in an accredited college or university in Illinois; must demonstrate financial need; must not be receiving outside financial aid for their internship; and must have demonstrated an interest in public service and the legislative process. 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. Interested candidates please complete the internship application found at: https://www.durbin.senate.gov/help/internships by Friday, October 18th


 
225359 SPRING INTERNS -

Senator Jon Tester’s office seeks interns for his Washington D.C. office for Spring 2020. 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 due by November 1, 2019. 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 (all in pdf form) to Tester_Interns@tester.senate.gov.


 
225358 SPRING 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 Spring of 2020. 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. Applications are due by November 1, 2019. 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 (all in pdf form) to Tester_Interns@tester.senate.gov.


 
225353 SPRING SEMESTER LAW CLERK - SENATOR BLUMENTHAL -

Senator Blumenthal is hiring a team of Law Clerks for the spring 2020 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, and current transcript 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 November 1


 
225351 SENATE FOREIGN RELATIONS COMMITTEE INTERNSHIP -

The Democratic Staff of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee seeks applicants for a spring 2020 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 applicants 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 November 1, 2019


 
225350 PRESS INTERN -

Senator Schumer’s office seeks press interns for fall term in 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


 
225345 INTERNS -

Republican Senator seeks full- or part-time interns for the fall 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 October - December. Please send a resume and cover letter to senategopinterns@gmail.com with “Fall Internship” in the subject line.


 
225343 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


 
225320 LAW CLERKS -

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) is seeking law clerks for the spring of 2020 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 jobs@leahy.senate.gov by November 1, 2019.


 
225274 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.


 
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


 
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.