Member and Committee Offices
Position Available: Internship
Vacancy Announcement Number: MEM-270-17
Office/Location: U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.
Closing Date: September 3, 2017
Salary Level/Range: Unpaid
Proposed Starting Date: Immediate
North Carolina Democratic Member of Congress is currently seeking interns for the Fall Semester in the Washington, DC office. Although all internships in all offices are unpaid, students gain invaluable work experience. Our 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.
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. Students will be supervised by the DC Office Staff Assistant, who will train them to perform the aforementioned responsibilities. Students will leave the internship with a greater understanding of how a Congressional office works, how constituent relationships are forged and maintained, and how the legislative process works.
Students should be highly motivated, ready to learn, and eager to work in a fast-paced environment.
Please apply by emailing a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.