Revised: October 30, 2020 at 05:20 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 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.

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Senator Todd Young’s office is seeking interns for our spring 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 November 16th, or until all available positions are filled.


The Democratic Staff of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee seeks applicants for a spring 2021 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. Hill experience and NJ ties are both a plus. Undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent graduates are all eligible to apply. Applicants must commit to a minimum of 30 hours per week, and those with full-time availability (9am-6pm, Monday-Friday) are strongly encouraged to apply. Due to the ongoing pandemic, interns will work remotely and will not be required to be located in Washington, D.C. 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. Please send the completed application form, resume, cover letter, and an optional diversity statement, all in PDF format, to by 11:59pm on Sunday, November 15th, 2020. Only applicants selected for further review will be contacted by SFRC.


The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), Office of the Ranking Member, seeks virtual unpaid interns and law clerks for the spring of 2021 (January –April/May).  The positions offer undergraduate, graduate, med students, and law students the opportunity to gain substantive experience working virtually with 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 administrative duties, conducting research, analyzing legislation, drafting memorandums, and assisting in remote hearings.  Interns and law clerks play a key role with the office and will work closely with senior policy advisors.  This internship will be virtual due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and selected interns will be provided with Senate equipment to complete their internship with the committee.

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. 


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.

Disability Policy Intern: 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. 

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.   

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 spring 2021 virtual internship program is Wednesday, November 18th, 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.

225895 LAW CLERKS -

Senator Blumenthal (D-CT) is seeking law clerks for the spring 2021 semester. Law clerks serve on the legislative team that manages the Judiciary Committee portfolio for Senator Blumenthal. Law clerks are responsible for helping to advise senior staff and the Senator on legislative decisions, as well as drafting legislation, conducting legal and policy research, and composing written materials. Law clerks may also collaborate with staff members on issues and matters outside the jurisdiction of the Judiciary Committee—depending on the needs of the office and the interests of the student. Law clerks must be able to write quickly and clearly, be flexible in adjusting to changing circumstances and legislative priorities, and be self-starters capable of taking responsibility for complicated, ongoing projects. Applicants must either be currently enrolled in an accredited JD program, or have a JD from an accredited program. Demonstrated interest in public service is preferred. To apply, please submit, as a single PDF and in the following order, a one-page cover letter, a one-page resume, a three- to five-page writing sample, and a current transcript to indicating the job referral number in the subject line. This is an unpaid position. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until November 6, 2020.

225884 SPRING 2021 LAW CLERKS -

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) is seeking law clerks for the spring of 2021 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 by November 9, 2020.


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.