Washington, D.C. – Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva is accepting applications for spring 2016 internships in Washington, D.C. and his various Southern Arizona district offices through January 15th.
In the D.C. Congressional Office, interns work closely with legislative and press staff, conduct legislative outreach and research, answer office phones, distribute mail, communicate with constituents, and may have the opportunity to assist with activities in the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee (Minority). In the Natural Resources Committee,interns assist committee staff with administrative support, conducting legislative research, compiling data, and drafting correspondence. In addition, interns in both offices may attend committee hearings, briefings, and meetings.
Preference is given to students and individuals from Arizona’s 3rd Congressional District, although all qualified applicants are carefully considered. Interns are unpaid and are responsible for lodging and transportation. Applicants are highly encouraged to explore scholarship opportunities that may be offered through their respective institutions or by other programs.
Anyone interested in working in the D.C. Congressional office should submit a cover letter, resume, and a one-page writing sample to Cristina Villa, Rep. Grijalva’s internship coordinator, at Cristina.Villa@mail.house.gov. Those seeking to apply directly with the U.S. Natural Resources Committee (Minority) should indicate this in their application.
In Tucson, Somerton & Avondale
Interns at district offices help staff provide constituent services to residents of the Third Congressional District. Interns also perform administrative tasks and may be asked to work on special projects for public outreach, events and otherneeds of the office. Internships for the Tucson, Somerton, and Avondale offices are available at the beginning of each semester. There is no hard deadline, but earlier applications may be given priority.
Tucson District Office – Submit an application form, cover letter, resume, and a short writing sample to Alexandra Martinez at Alexandra.Martinez@mail.house.gov.
Somerton District Office – Submit an application form, cover letter, resume, and a short writing sample to Martha Garcia at Martha.Garcia@mail.house.gov.
Avondale District Office – Submit an application form, cover letter, resume and a short writing sample to Jennifer Papworth at Jennifer.Papworth@mail.house.gov.
Application deadlines for the rest of 2016 are:
· Spring: January 15, 2016
· Summer: May 6, 2016
· Fall: August 5, 2016