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 can be flexible to accommodate students’ course schedules, but generally run 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Legislative internships and press internships are available, and 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 draft press releases and 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.
Admissions to the internship program are on a rolling basis
To apply for an internship in my Washington, DC office, please send a resume and cover letter to Susan.Curran@mail.house.gov with “Intern Application” in the subject line.
In my Illinois 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.
To apply for an internship in one of my Illinois offices, please send a resume and cover letter to Lucie.VanHecke@mail.house.gov with “Intern Application” in the subject line.
If you would like more information on Congressional Internships—please contact my office.