Internships in the House of Representatives
Lou Barletta - 11th District
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
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.
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
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
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
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 email@example.com.
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
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.
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
- 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.