The Washington, D.C. intern experience is designed to immerse interns in all areas of a Congressional work environment. Interns are required to exhibit strong written and verbal communication skills and will be expected to conduct legislative research, and assist staff with administrative duties. In addition, interns will respond to constituent letters and requests, answer phones and greet constituents, attend hearing and briefings, and complete projects in specific issue areas as requested.
Constituent Service Internship
In addition to many of the responsibilities above, Constituent Service Interns will work primarily in our District Offices to assist Constituent Service Representatives. Responsibilities include assisting with constituent files, gathering information from federal agencies, and answering constituent calls. S/he will monitor congressional inquiries through online databases.
The Outreach Intern works primarily in the District office supporting the team with a variety of outreach projects and activities, including event planning, and advocacy communications. The Outreach Intern also conducts project research using the web and traditional sources such as booth set up at events. S/he helps develop several databases and lists of state, local/civic, and federal organizations and government agencies. S/he must monitor local and national media through print, online/blog and television news media. The Outreach Intern also responds to outreach-related initiatives and assists with general outreach efforts.
Undergraduates and recent graduates of any major are encouraged to apply. These internships are unpaid. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Demonstrated interest in legislative issues
- Detail oriented, well organized, and able to conduct research
- Ability to multi-task and act in a professional manner
- Ties to the 4th district and to Maryland are a plus
If interested, please send the following materials to firstname.lastname@example.org .
- Cover letter stating your interest in our office and your time commitment
- Brief and relevant writing sample (maximum one page)
August 13th, 2016