Internships are offered throughout the year in both the Little Rock and Conway, AR offices, as well as the Washington, DC office. The Internship Program is a great way for students to learn more about public service and the legislative process. Space for Congressional interns is limited, and all internships are unpaid. Internships are open to recent high school graduates, current college and graduate students, and recent college graduates. Begin by completing the application.
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.
In my Arkansas offices, 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, attend outreach events and work on District-based projects of importance.
- Completed Application
- Cover Letter
- Academic Transcript
- Writing Sample (preferably 1 page – no longer than 2 pages)
- Academic Recommendation