Revised: May 28, 2020 at 03:43 PM

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225743 FALL 2020 LAW CLERKS -

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) is seeking law clerks for the fall 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 applyPlease email resume, cover letter, two writing samples, law school transcript, and a list of three references to by July 1, 2020.


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 and recent law graduates for unpaid, part-time or full-time legal clerkships for Fall 2020. The law clerks will participate in a variety of projects, including conducting legal research, drafting letters and document requests, conducting document review, and preparing memoranda and other 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, in a single PDF document by 6:00 p.m. EST on June 19, 2020. Please include the job referral number in the subject line of your application submission email. No phone calls or drop-ins please.


U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Senator Feinstein is seeking current or recently graduated law students for unpaid, part-time or full-time law clerkships in her Senate Judiciary Committee office in Washington, D.C.  The clerkship will begin in September and end in mid-December.  Judiciary staffers advise the Senator in areas related to national security, terrorism, criminal and civil law, immigration, civil rights, privacy, intellectual property, and judicial nominations.  Law clerks assist staff with legislative and oversight responsibilities and engage in a range of activities, including, but not limited to, attending hearings, conducting legal research, and drafting briefing memoranda for the Senator.  Some general office support is also required.  Ideal candidates are current students or recent alumni who wish to learn about the legislative process, and are interested in government and public interest law. Candidates should have excellent writing and research skills, and the ability to work independently, as well as part of a team.  Strong written and oral communication skills and a good sense of humor are essential. Please e-mail your resume, a cover letter that includes your availability, your unofficial transcript, a short writing sample, and a list of at least three references to  All application materials must be submitted by 5:00 pm ET on June 12, 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.