Internships are an excellent opportunity for students interested in pursuing a career in politics or government. Internships are offered in the District 11 offices in Washington and Midland. Our interns help staff with a variety of duties. Their primary roles are to handle mail and assist with phones.They also help compile research, conduct Capitol tours, write legislative correspondence, attend committee hearings, gather news clippings, assist with management of the constituent database, and scheduling requests. Duties will vary across offices.
Besides the above listed office duties, my staff works with interns to involve them in the educational opportunities available in Congress and Washington, D.C. For instance, the intern coordinator will keep interns aware of lectures and seminars taking place in and around the Capitol. We also coordinate tour activities for interns while they are in Washington.
In the district, interns can expect to gain an understanding of how representatives can help citizens with federal issues. Students will be exposed to casework inquiries, policy discussions, and the latest news in Washington. Students will also be given the opportunity to work in the field with congressional staff.
I offer internships around typical academic terms: September-December, January-May, and May-August. Summer terms can be divided into Summer I (mid-May to July) and Summer II (July to mid-August), with the option of working the full summer. The deadlines for submitting applications are:
- Summer Sessions - March 1
- Fall Semester - July 15
- Spring Semester - December 1
Interns in D.C. are paid a monthly stipend to help offset the cost of housing. Interns are responsible for their own housing, but my staff will be happy to make suggestions. Additionally, my intern coordinator is very willing to work with college professors and interested students to design a specific internship that will fit the needs of the office and the student.
Thank you again for your interest. For those interested, please send me a cover letter with a resumé, references and the linked intern application.
For an internship in Washington, D.C., contact Brooke Oliver at (202) 225-3605 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For an internship in Midland, contact Corbette Padilla at (432) 687-2390 or send my office an email.