Thursday, October 20, 2011

Capitol Hill Internships

I am pleased to offer congressional internships to those seeking legislative experience on Capitol Hill. Internships provide a tremendous opportunity to learn about the legislative process and to become more familiar with how our government operates. Interns in my office will work closely with our 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
* The dates and hours of the internship are flexible.

Application Process
We are now accepting applications for Spring 2012 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 the Internship Coordinator, Alyssa Adams, at 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
·         An unofficial transcript

* 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.