Revised: February 26, 2020 at 01:41 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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225655 PRESS INTERNSHIP -

U.S. Senator Tom Carper’s (D-Del.) Washington, D.C. office is seeking a full- or part-time press intern for February through the beginning of May. This press internship is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in a busy Capitol Hill press office, as well as accrue skills and participate in educational experiences beneficial to a career in communications. Duties include assisting with daily news clips, compiling news research, drafting media releases/advisories, maintaining press contact lists, creating social media content, and managing web content. This position requires attention to detail, creativity, strong writing ability and grammar skills, and a willingness to learn. Proficiency in the Microsoft Office and Adobe suites and familiarity with social media is preferred. A background in journalism or communications is a plus, but not required. Undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates, are encouraged to apply. Delaware ties are a plus. This is paid internship for applicants who can meet the weekly minimum of hours in the office. Applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to interncoordinator_carper@carper.senate.gov by March 13, 2020.


 
225654 SUMMER INTERNSHIPS -

Senator Sanders is seeking full- and part-time interns for the summer semester in his Washington, D.C. and Burlington, VT offices. Interns serve a valuable role in the offices, assisting in legislative and administrative tasks while gaining insight into the inner workings of the Senate.  Responsibilities vary by location but may include assisting staff with constituent phone calls and requests, processing messages, attending briefings and committee hearings, conducting research and drafting memos, leading U.S. Capitol tours and providing responses to constituent letters and inquiries. Interns are paid $15/hr. Those with Vermont ties or a demonstrated interest in progressive politics are a plus.  The office is seeking a diverse pool of applicants. As such, all prospective applicants are encouraged to apply. Applications are due on March 27th, and can be found here.


 
225647 PAID, PART-TIME OVERSIGHT LAW CLERK -

The Office of the Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging is seeking applications for a paid, part-time Oversight Law Clerk to start immediately. This clerkship is open to current law students or recent law school graduates. Law clerk responsibilities include, but are not limited to: conducting research, analyzing documents and data, and drafting memorandums. Candidates should have an interest in public policy and oversight, excellent writing and research skills, and the ability to work independently, as well as part of a team.  Strong written and oral communication skills are essential. Interested parties should e-mail a resume, a cover letter that includes your availability, a brief writing sample, and a list of three references to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line. All application materials must be submitted by 5:00 pm ET on February 28, 2020. Preference will be given to applicants who can commit to the clerkship through July 2020. No phone calls or drop-bys, please. This office is proud to be an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity or expression or sexual orientation. Applicants with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to participate effectively in the application or hiring processes are encouraged to request an accommodation at any time during those processes. Requests for accommodation should be directed to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov.


 
225646 SPRING 2020 INTERNS -

A 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. To apply, please fill out the application here.


 
225634 MOUNTAIN STATE PRESS INTERNSHIP (FEBRUARY-MAY) -

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.*


 
225633 SUMMER PRESS INTERN -

Senator Gary Peters’ office is seeking a full-time press intern for the summer 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 paid. 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.


 
225627 COMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS - SUMMER INTERNS -

The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Office of Ranking Member Senator Gary Peters, is accepting applications for its Summer 2020 Intern program. Applicants must be motivated, hardworking, and have strong written and oral communication skills. This position is 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.


 
225626 COMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS - SUMMER LAW CLERKS -

The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Office of Ranking Member Senator Gary Peters, is accepting applications for its Summer 2020 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.


 
225624 SUMMER 2020 INTERNSHIPS -

Senator Todd Young’s office is seeking interns for its Summer 2020 sessions. 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: https://www.young.senate.gov/help/internships.


 
225623 INTERNS AND LAW CLERKS -

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 Democratic_Internships@finance.senate.gov. 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.


 
225614 SUMMER 2020 LAW CLERKS -

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) is seeking law clerks for the summer 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 March 15, 2020.


 
225612 INTERN -

The Office of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is looking for an individual who is interested in an internship, starting immediately. If accepted, you will work closely with the administrative and legislative teams and gain valuable experience. Intern responsibilities include answering constituent calls, sorting and responding to constituent mail, providing tours of the Capitol, assisting the front office, attending briefings/hearings and preparing memos for staff, performing various research projects, tracking legislation, and helping to draft response letters. Ideal candidates will be detail oriented with strong writing and grammar skills. This position is for immediate availability only. Stipend opportunities available.  Senator Gillibrand’s office is an equal opportunity employer. To apply, please fill out the application HERE.


 
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.


 
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.


 
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