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Internships in the House of Representatives


Lou Barletta - 11th District

My Washington, DC office and district offices in Hazleton, Carlisle, Harrisburg, and Sunbury offer internships throughout the year for anyone over the age of 18.  Although all internships are unpaid, students gain invaluable work experience, while also helping residents of Pennsylvania's 11th Congressional District.  Internship hours are flexible to accommodate students' course schedules, but generally run 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  When Congress is in session, my Washington, D.C. office hours are extended to 6:00 p.m.  Interns can expect to have a variety of responsibilities, including day-to-day office work such as answering constituent phone calls, writing letters, and helping congressional staff with various offical duties, but responsibilities may vary depending on the location of your internship.  In the end, interns have the unique opportunity to learn about the legislative process and the many other functions of our nation's federal government.

Robert Brady - 1st District

Congressman Robert A. Brady’s internship program offers students the tremendously rewarding experience of learning about the functions of the House of Representatives, as well as, the Congressman's role in representing the 1st Congressional District of Pennsylvania.  Although the internships are unpaid, Congressman Brady supports students seeking college credit for their work in the office.  Interns are accepted any time of the year, although it is best if a student can work for a full semester or summer.  A three-month period of time allows the student to truly experience life in a Congressional office.
Office Duties include answering phones, attending and summarizing hearings/briefings, sorting mail and faxes, leading tours of the Capitol, as well as assisting the legislative staff. Interns will have the opportunity to work on issues which are of particular interest to them and gain valuable experience working on Capitol Hill.
There is no official application for this internship. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and a short (1-2 page) writing sample to Jordan Sciascia at Jordan.Sciascia@mail.house.gov.

Keith Rothfus - 12 District

A congressional internship is a great way to learn more about the federal government, the legislative process, and everything that we do to help constituents. I’ve enjoyed working with the many bright young men and women who have interned in our offices. Our interns have done great work to help me represent and serve my employers – the 705,000 residents of Pennsylvania’s Twelfth Congressional District. - Keith
Internships are offered in Congressman Rothfus’s Western Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. offices during the spring, summer, and fall semesters. Hours can be flexible to accommodate student course schedules, but generally run 8:30AM – 6:00PM. Internships are unpaid but academic credit may be available, depending on the student’s academic institution.
Students are asked to submit the completed application, resume, cover letter, and a brief writing sample (no longer than five pages) to the office where they would like to intern. Students may also email completed applications to pa12.interns@mail.house.gov.
Washington, D.C. Internship Application Deadlines:
Fall – July 14
Spring – October 28
Summer – March 1
Applications for internships at the Ross Township, Johnstown, and Beaver offices are accepted on a rolling basis.

Mike Doyle - 14th District

Washington DC - 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 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, 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.

Pennsylvania - In my Pennsylvania 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.
If you would like more information on Congressional Internships—please contact my office.