Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Internship Opportunities (Washington, D.C.)


For Congressman G. K. Butterfield (D-NC) –

Congressman G. K. Butterfield’s (D-NC) Washington, D.C. office seeks a full or part-time UNPAID intern who has immediate availability and can work during the fall semester. Internship positions are open to qualified college students or recent graduates and are a wonderful opportunity for hands-on experience in a Congressional Office.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, meeting and greeting visitors, answering constituent phone calls, letters, emails, and faxes, attending legislative hearings and meeting and drafting memos for staff, researching policy issues and drafting correspondence on diverse topics, and providing support and assistance to the legislative staff.

Current or former residents/students from North Carolina are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit Congressman Butterfield’s website. Applicants interested in the internship opportunity should email a cover letter, résumé, 1 page writing sample, and contact information for two academic/professional references to as soon as possible. NO CALLS OR DROP-BYS PLEASE.

The Washington, DC office of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D-NY) is offering unpaid internship opportunities beginning in August. First-hand experience in her congressional office will provide interns with an unparalleled knowledge and understanding of the development of public policy and governmental affairs.
It will also offer a unique insight into the legislative process and parliamentary procedure, as she is Ranking Member of the Committee on Rules. The Rules Committee determines the rules of debate for nearly all major legislation before it can be considered on the House Floor.
Intern responsibilities include drafting letters to constituents, attending committee hearings, writing summary briefs, researching various issues for the legislative staff and assisting with office duties, including answering phones and sorting mail. Interns are an integral part of the team and are given substantial opportunities to learn and grow in a fast-paced and active office.
Applicants should e-mail a cover letter, resume and a writing sample to David Cooper-Vince Candidates from Western New York are especially encouraged to apply. Please do not hesitate to contact David at 202-225-3615 with any questions.

Fall Interns – Full/Part-Time

The Office of Representative Judy Chu seeks motivated full- or part-time unpaid interns for Fall 2011 (Mid-August to Early December) in Washington, D.C. This is an ideal internship for candidates interested in learning about the legislative process, passionate about serving a diverse constituency, and committed to public service. Responsibilities include leading and scheduling Capitol tours, drafting constituent letters, conducting legislative research, answering incoming calls, running flag requests, tracking bills, sorting mail, and contributing to daily office operations. Ideal candidates are mature, detail-oriented, and motivated. Candidates should also possess an ability to prioritize multiple tasks under tight deadlines, work well with others, and have a good sense of humor. Bilingual Spanish and Mandarin speakers are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should send a resume, a cover letter detailing interest in working for Rep. Chu, and a one- to two-page writing sample to Please include the dates and times of availability. Applicants will be evaluated on a rolling basis. No walk-ins or phone calls please.

Democratic member seeks interns for the fall 2011 semester.

Applicants should be motivated, organized, and reliable individuals to assist with the legislative and administrative needs of the staff. Such duties include attending briefings, answering phones, drafting constituent correspondence letters, doing legislative research, giving tours of the Capitol, and various other tasks. Applicant must be proficient in Microsoft Word with strong writing skills. Colorado connections preferable. Applicants must be a currently enrolled student in an academic program.

Please send resume, cover letter and two writing samples of no more than 2 pages to Daniel J. Dingmann with “Fall Internship” in the subject line. No phone calls please.


Rep. Marcy Kaptur Internship

The office of Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) is seeking a full or part-time fall intern. Current college students or recent graduates are preferred. Candidates must have strong writing skills, the ability to conduct extensive research, and a high level of professionalism. Duties include (but are not limited to) attending hearings and briefings, writing projects such as memos, reports, and correspondence, providing support for legislative staff, carrying out research projects, and administrative support. Ohio ties are a plus but are not necessary. Interested candidates should email resume, cover letter, and a brief writing sample Please include days and times available for internship.

Congressman Tim Walz (D-MN) seeks interns for the Fall 2011 semester. Applicants should be highly-motivated, well-organized, and eager to assist with legislative and administrative needs of the staff. Such duties 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. Applicants should possess an interest in the legislative process, as well as strong written and verbal communications skills. Minnesota ties a plus. Applications accepted for both full-time and part-time positions (min.12 hours per week). This is an unpaid position. To be considered, please send a resume, cover letter, short writing sample and 2 references

Progressive Democratic Congressional Campaign in New Hampshire seeking
hard-working interns to assist with a fast-growing campaign
fundraising and outreach program.
Responsibilities include donor research, event planning, and voter

Flexible hours and location, including the opportunity to work from

Please send resume and cover letter to

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