Revised: August 07, 2020 at 09:25 AM

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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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Republican Senator seeks part-time interns for the fall semester. Responsibilities include processing constituent correspondence, tracking legislation, observing 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 September - December. Please send a resume and cover letter to with “Fall Internship” in the subject line.

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Senator Todd Young’s office is seeking interns for our fall internship session. Qualified applicants should be detail-oriented, have a strong work ethic, exceptional organizational and communication skills, and a positive attitude. College students studying in any disciplinary field are encouraged to apply. Interns will be responsible for paying their travel and living expenses but can arrange to receive academic credit for their work through their school. Intern applicants must be 18 years old and have completed one year of college level coursework. Interested individuals can find more information and apply online at the following link: Applications will be accepted through August 17th, or until all available positions are filled.


The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), Office of the Ranking Member, seeks virtual unpaid health and education interns for the Fall of 2020 (Late August/September – December).  The positions offer undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to gain substantive experience working virtually with a Senate office while participating directly in the legislative process.  Intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assisting Committee staff in performing administrative duties, conducting research, analyzing legislation, drafting memorandums, and assisting with virtual hearings.  Interns play a key role with 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. 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. Applications: Interested applicants should apply to this position by applying on the OAM website. Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis. The priority deadline for the Fall 2020 virtual internship program is Friday, August 14th, 2020.  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.


The Senate Committee on Rules & Administration Majority is hiring a law clerk for fall semester, beginning September 2020.  Start and end dates are flexible, and all work will be completed virtually. 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 virtually, 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 that includes possible start and end dates, as well as availability during the week, resume, unofficial transcript, and a short writing sample of no more than five pages to Applicants will be processed on a rolling basis. No phone calls or drop-ins, please.


The Democratic Staff of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee seeks applicants for a fall 2020 virtual internship. Interns will work remotely 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. Due to the ongoing pandemic, interns will work remotely and will not be required to be located in Washington, D.C. Please send a completed application, a resume, and a cover letter, all in PDF format, to by August 8, 2020.


The office of the Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member (Senator Wyden, D-OR) is seeking interns and law clerks for the summer of 2020 (June-August). The Committee seeks individuals to assist our tax, health care, international trade, and oversight teams. Interns and law clerks routinely assist with legislative research projects, hearings, and other substantive assignments. No specific major or program is required, but candidates attending graduate school are preferred. Both full-time and part-time candidates are considered. The Committee strongly encourages candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply. These positions are unpaid, and are filled a rolling basis. Applicants should e-mail a cover letter, resume, 1-2 page writing sample, and two references to In the subject line, please indicate your area of interest (tax, trade, oversight, or health care). In the body of the email, please indicate your availability.


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.