The objective of our internship program is to engage young adults in government. The program will allow interns a chance to learn about the legislative process and how Congressional offices are run. Interns are involved in a wide range of tasks. These can include putting together press clippings, researching issues, answering phones and more. In return interns will learn about a wide variety of issues important to our region and nation.
Internships are available in both our Washington, DC office and our Issaquah district office. Please download an application from the link below if you are interested in applying. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact our offices.
In my Washington, DC office, internships run throughout the fall, spring or summer semesters for college students. Although all internships in all offices are unpaid, students gain invaluable work experience. The hours are flexible to accommodate students' hectic course schedules, but generally run 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. when Congress is in session, and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. when not in session.
In Washington, interns' responsibilities will vary. They will be asked to answer phones, run errands, research legislation for the Member and legislative staff, attend hearings and briefings and answer constituent letters on various issues before the House. As a result, interns learn about the legislative process and the many other functions of a congressional office.
In my Washington office, interns may be asked to do a variety of things, including day-to-day office work such as answering phones, writing letters and assisting with media clips. In addition, interns may be assigned to assist in various constituent case work or work on District-based projects of importance.
If you would like more information on Congressional Internships—please contact my office.