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Washington, DC

In the Washington, DC office, internships run throughout the fall, spring or summer semesters for college students. All internships are paid or for school credit. 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, DC, 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 the District 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.

We are currently accepting applications for our Summer remote internship program until April 15th, 2021. Interns will assist both the San Diego, CA and Washington, DC offices between the months of May and August. If you are interested in this program, please email a resume, cover letter, and 1-2 page writing sample in PDF form to 

*Please note that we always receive more applicants than we can accommodate, particularly for the summer term. In order to build pathways of opportunity for students within our community, strong ties to the 53rd District and those without previous Capitol Hill experience will be given preference.