Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Legislative and Policy Internships


Representative Martin Heinrich (NM-01) is looking for outstanding intern
candidates to start immediately. Applicants should possess an interest in
the legislative process, should be highly organized with strong attention to
deal, and have strong written and verbal communications skills. Intern
responsibilities include but are not limited to attending briefings,
answering the phones, drafting and responding to constituent letters,
assisting in research, giving tours of the Capitol, and various other
administrative tasks. Applications will be accepted for both full-time and
part-time interns. These are unpaid positions. To apply, please send a
resume, cover letter, and a short writing sample to Catherine Melsheimer at

PRESS INTERNS - Democratic Senator seeking Interns to work closely with press staff. The internship is available in the Washington office, and is for the Spring 2011 term, full or part-time. Duties include drafting press releases and statements, conducting research, attending briefings/hearings, and other basic administrative responsibilities.The ideal candidate should be personable, energetic, and have a passion for politics. Qualifications include strong writing and communication skills as well as a demonstrated attention to detail. Additional consideration will be given to those familiar with IQ. Those with West Virginia ties are encouraged to apply. Please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Subject line: Press Intern.


SCHEDULING INTERNS - Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand’s Washington DC office seeks highly-motivated and dedicated individuals to serve as scheduling interns for winter and spring 2010. The scheduling intern works directly with the Senator’s scheduling team and senior staff to manage all event, meeting, and speaking requests submitted to our office. The ideal candidate will have an interest in government and public service, as well as an efficient work ethic, strict attention to detail, and ability to maintain confidentiality at all times. Candidates for the winter term should be able to begin interning immediately; candidates for the spring term should be able to begin interning in January. Please submit resume, references, and cover letter to This internship is unpaid and open to all students currently enrolled in or recently graduated from high schools, colleges, or universities.


INTERNS - A Democratic Midwestern Senator’s office is seeking energetic, organized and politically driven college students and/or recent Bachelor degree graduates for unpaid nternships. These positions provide exposure to the legislative process, while developing a strong understanding of how a congressional office operates. Intern responsibilities, include but not limited to, answering phones, leading tours, organizing constituent mail and the potential to assist legislative staff with research on a variety of issues. Interns will be encouraged to attend hearings and briefings to enhance their experience on Capitol Hill. Midwestern ties are preferred. Interested candidates please send a resume, cover letter and references to


LEGISLATIVE INTERNSHIPS - Senior North East Democratic Senator seeks full-time, unpaid interns for the spring semester (January through early May) in the Washington, DC office. Part-time interns will also be considered but candidates with full-time availability will be given preference. Responsibilities include a range of legislative and administrative work, including answering phones, managing incoming and outgoing mail, attending hearings and briefings, and writing research memos for LCs and LAs. Applicants must work well under pressure, have excellent written and oral communications skills, and a strong work-ethic. Preference will be given to those with North East ties. To apply, please fax a cover letter and resume, to 202-228-0525. Please do not call regarding the status of your application.


PRESS INTERN - Northeast Democratic Senator seeks an unpaid press intern for the spring semester (February-May) Responsibilities will include answering the press line, compiling press clips, updating the website, conducting research and assisting the communications team with day-to-day operations. Applicants must be self-motivated and have excellent writing, research and organizational skills. If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references via email to

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