Vacancy Announcement

Member and Committee Offices

Position Available: Internship

Vacancy Announcement Number: MEM-079-17

Office/Location: U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.

Closing Date: April 13, 2017

Salary Level/Range: Unpaid

Proposed Starting Date: Immediate

Job Summary:

The Washington, DC office of Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter (D-NY) is offering summer internship opportunities for college students and recent college graduates. First-hand experience interning in Congresswoman Slaughter’s office provides a unique opportunity to understand the development and implementation of public policy. Intern responsibilities include drafting letters to constituents, attending committee hearings, writing summary briefs, researching various issues for the legislative staff, and assisting with additional office duties.

Interns are matched based on their policy interests with a legislative staffer and together they develop substantive projects that allow interns the chance to increase their knowledge of a subject area and better understand how the federal government works. Interns will also gain unique insight into the legislative process and parliamentary procedure as a result of Congresswoman Slaughter’s position as the ranking member of the House Rules Committee.

Applicants should e-mail a cover letter, resume, and a one to three page writing sample to Sam Menchel at Please do not hesitate to contact Sam at (202) 225-3615 with any questions.