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Internships: Internships in the House of Representatives


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Anna Eshoo - 18th District

https://eshoo.house.gov/constituent-services/student-internships/

Internships are offered in both the Washington, D.C. and the Palo Alto District Offices to students currently enrolled in or have completed coursework at a college or university. Although we’re not allowed to offer paid internships, we can give academic credits. Students who reside in the 18th Congressional District are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interns assist congressional staff with administrative duties (e.g. phones, copying, drafting correspondence, etc.) as well as substantive work (e.g. legislative research and analysis, drafting responses to constituent inquiries, and assisting staff in a variety of projects and activities).

Our office is flexible in working with students who are on the quarter system or the semester system. Interns can work full time (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or part time, but applicants should plan for a minimum of 10 to 15 hours of availability throughout the work week.

A resume or letter of recommendation can also be included with applications.
Should you have any questions about the Internship Program or the application process, you can contact the Intern Coordinator in the Palo Alto District Office at 650-323-2984 or at 202-225-8104 in the Washington, D.C. office.  Our email address is repeshoointernship@mail.house.gov.

John Garamendi - 3rd District

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

Washington, DC - In the Washington DC office, the Civic Internship Program will 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, Civic 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. To apply for the Civic Internship Program in Washington DC, fill out the form below. Please apply for internships for the Fall season by July 15th, for Winter by November 1st, for Spring by February 1st, and for Summer by April 1st. Applications will be considered after these specified dates. If you have any questions, you can e-mail garamendi.internships@mail.house.gov.

District - In the District Office, Civic Interns will develop leadership capabilities and networking skills by spearheading outreach projects, will assist congressional staff with office responsibilities, will gain in-depth knowledge of the decision making process in local government, and will complete research assignments – preparing policy and event reports. Intern responsibilities will vary. They will be asked to answer phones, run errands, research legislation for the Member and legislative staff, accompany staff to meetings 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 District congressional office.

To apply for the Civic Internship program in the District, fill out our Congressional Internship Form. Please apply for internships for the Fall season by September 5th, for Winter by January 1st, for Spring by April 1st, and for Summer by June 1st. Applications will be considered after these specified dates. If you have any questions, you can e-mail garamendi.internships@mail.house.gov.

Jared Huffman -2nd District

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

Washington, DC - Internships in Washington, D.C. give college students invaluable work experience and insight into the legislative process. In Washington, interns' responsibilities will vary, and range from answering phones, legislative research for the Member and legislative staff, attending hearings and briefings and organizing constituent letters on various issues before the House.
Internship candidates are encouraged to apply for internship positions in the Washington, D.C. office at least two months in advance of the desired start date.
Interested college students should email a resume, cover letter, and times available (start and end date as well as days per week) to DCInternship.Huffman@mail.house.gov

California - California congressional offices have interns assist with a variety of tasks, including answering phones, writing letters, assisting constituents, and District-based projects of importance.
Interested college students should email a resume, cover letter, and times available (start and end date as well as days per week) to DOInternship.Huffman@mail.house.gov

Duncan Hunter - 50th District

https://hunter.house.gov/serving-you/internships

Washington, DC - In my Washington, D.C. 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.

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 Washington DC office or El Cajon office.