Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Fall 2011 Congressional Internship with Rep. Grijalva

Congressman Grijalva is seeking interns for the upcoming fall semester. Internships provide a tremendous opportunity to learn about the legislative process and to become more familiar with how our government operates.

Interns will work closely with the legislative and press staff on a variety of issues. In addition to their work with the staff, interns will be asked to perform various administrative tasks that generally include, answering the office phones, opening and distributing mail, and responding to constituent correspondence. Every part of the internship is crucial to the day-to-day functioning of the office.

Internships are available year round and for variable lengths of time. Preference is given to those students and individuals from Arizona's 7th Congressional District, though consideration is given to all qualified applicants. Internships are unpaid.  Interns will be responsible for all lodging and transportation costs.

Internship Sessions:
Spring: Jan 15th – May 7th
Summer: June 1st – August 15th
Fall: September 1st – December 7th
*Note: The dates and hours of the internship are flexible.

Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva
Congressman Grijalva is serving his 5th term in the US House of Representatives and regularly receives the top rating for the most progressive member of Congress.  He serves on the Committee on Education and Labor and Committee of Natural Resources, of which he is Ranking Member of the National Parks, Forests and Public Lands Subcommittee.

In addition, he plays several leadership roles throughout Congress: he serves as Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, is a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and was appointed Senior Whip for the Majority Whip’s Operation.

Congressman Grijalva has been an ongoing advocate for economic justice, the environment, civil liberties and universal health care. In addition he supports redeployment of our troops out of Iraq and return to their families and loved ones.  Representing the 300 miles of the US Mexico border, he is a firm supporter of humane comprehensive immigration reform.

Application Process
Applications are now being accepted for the fall and spring internships. Due to delays in mail processing at U.S. House facilities, all applications must be received via fax or email. Please send completed materials to (202)225-1541 or Alyssa.Adams@mail.house.gov, addressed to Internship Coordinator.

To apply for an internship, an applicant must submit the following:
-A cover letter which includes your interest in this particular office and your availability (dates and hours per week).
-A resume
-A short writing sample
* Note: The information above is for interning in the DC Office only. For information on interning in either the Tucson or Yuma district office, please contact our Tucson district office at (520) 622-6788.

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