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In my Washington, D.C. 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, and attend hearings and briefings. As a result, interns learn about the legislative process and the many other functions of a congressional office.
If you would like to apply or get more information on a Washington, D.C. internship please contact my Washington, D.C. office.
In my district offices, interns may be asked to tackle a variety of tasks, 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. Fluency in a second language such as Spanish, Mandarin or Bengali is desirable, but not required.