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Internships: Internships in the House of Representatives


California  

David Valadao - 21st District

https://valadao.house.gov/services/internships.htm

Congressional internships are available in my Washington, Hanford, and Bakersfield Offices. To apply for an internship please complete the Congressional Internship Program Application.

Each semester, I have the honor of selecting high school and college students from across California's 21st Congressional District to intern in one of my three Congressional offices.

Whether it be out of an educational interest in the legislative branch of government, or in search of professional experience, I encourage those interested to apply for this excellent opportunity.

Interns in my Hanford and Bakersfield offices are responsible for providing assistance with constituent calls and internal database management. Interns will also have the opportunity to work on research and a variety of writing projects, accompany staff in meetings, and attend community events.

Interns in my Washington, D.C. office assist with general office tasks, attend briefings and hearings on behalf of senior staff, organize incoming constituent mail, provide Capitol tours to visitors, and a multitude of other tasks.

All students, regardless of school location, are encouraged to apply. Students with Central Valley ties are preferred, but California residency is not a requirement.

California applicants may submit their applications via email to: Eileen DeRaadt. Washington, DC applicants may submit their applications to John Pastre.

Juan Vargas - 51st District

https://vargas.house.gov/services/internships

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 do 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.

California - In my California 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.

Maxine Waters - 43rd District

https://waters.house.gov/services/internships

Washington DC - In the 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, DC, 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.

District - In the District 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 our office.

Mimi Walters - 45th District

https://walters.house.gov/services/internships

In Mimi’s Washington, D.C. office, internships run throughout the year and are geared towards college students. Students gain invaluable work experience and a firsthand understanding of how the government works.
We provide flexible schedules to accommodate students' diverse course loads, but generally, interns are expected to participate in our office 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. Responsibilities vary, but interns research legislation for the Member and legislative staff, handle constituent correspondence, coordinate tours, and attend hearings and briefings. As a result, interns learn about the legislative process and the many other functions of a congressional office.
In Mimi’s Irvine office, internships also run throughout the year for high school and college students. Internship hours in the District Office are flexible, and can be part-time or full-time depending on students’ availability. 
Interns work with district staff on a variety of projects and are also assigned administrative tasks. Responsibilities include preparing reports, researching specific issues and compiling information to respond to constituent inquiries, assisting with community outreach efforts, handling incoming mail, introductory communications work, media archiving, and performing general office duties.  Interns will also have the opportunity to gain field experience by accompanying staff to community events, meetings, and tours throughout California’s 45th district.
Although flexible, internships generally last about three months and run on a quarterly basis. We ask that you submit internship applications six to eight weeks in advance of your desired start date. If you would like more information regarding internships in either of Mimi’s offices, please contact the desired office directly.