In my Washington, DC office, internships run throughout the fall, spring or summer semesters for qualified college juniors and seniors, or recent college graduates. Although all internships in my offices are unpaid, students gain invaluable work experience.
Duties include : answering phones, running errands, researching legislation for the Member and legislative staff, conducting Capitol tours, attending hearings and briefings, and answering constituent letters on various issues before the House. As a result, interns learn about the legislative process and the many other functions of a congressional office.
Applicants should possess a great work ethic; have agreeable communication skills, and strong writing skills. Arkansas ties are ideal, but are not required. Interested candidates should e-mail their cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In my Arkansas office, interns may be asked to do a variety of things, including day-to-day office work such as answering phones, writing letters and assisting with media clips. In addition, interns may be assigned to assist in various constituent case work or work on District-based projects of importance.
If you would like more information on Congressional Internships—please contact my office.