In the Washington, DC office, internships run throughout the fall, spring or summer semesters for college students. Although all internships in all offices are unpaid, students gain invaluable work experience. The hours are flexible to accommodate students' hectic course schedules, but 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.
In Washington, DC, interns' responsibilities will vary. They will be asked to answer phones, run errands, research legislation for the Member and legislative staff, attend hearings and briefings and answer 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.
In the New Jersey District office, internships opportunities run throughout the fall, spring or summer semesters for high school and college students studying or living within the 12th Congressional District. Although internships in all offices are unpaid, students gain invaluable work experience. The hours are flexible to accommodate students' course schedules, but generally run within the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Interns may be asked to do a variety of things, including day-to-day office work such as answering phones, casework intake, writing letters and assisting with outreach projects. In addition, interns may be assigned to assist in various constituent casework or work on District-based community projects. As a result, interns learn the fundamentals of constituent casework and the many other functions of a congressional district office.
If you would like more information on Congressional Internships in the District Office — please contact our district office.
Summer Deadline: April 1st
Spring Deadline: December 1st
Fall Deadline: August 1st